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NCWN Is Greensboro Bound

Like any literary citizen of this great state, we’re out-of-our-minds excited for the inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, which takes place this weekend at various venues in downtown Greensboro.

NCWN will have an exhibitor’s booth in the Literary Marketplace on the first floor of the Cultural Center, alongside other literary and community-focused groups. If you have a spare moment amid all the terrific programming, stop by and say hello!

And especially, if you’re there with someone who may not be familiar with the North Carolina Writers’ Network, bring them by and introduce them.

What’s on tap for the weekend? Way too much to list here. It’s best if you just amble on over to the website and see for yourself.

Here’s one things we can say, though: it’s all free!


NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Fred Chappell will kick things off tonight with some opening remarks; tomorrow, John Claude Bemis will be at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Saturday brings NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith; NCWN trustee Terry L. Kennedy; NCWN membership coordinator Deonna Kelli Sayed; Naima Coster; Gabrielle Brant Freeman; Joe Mills; Michael Parker; Emilia Phillips; and many, many more.

The festival features over seventy authors in all genres. There will be panel discussions by Muslim, Latinx, LGBTQ, Transgender, and Undocumented writers. There will be events for children and teens featuring Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult authors. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

See you there!