Greensboro Bound October Events

Immigration and DACA on the Ground Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm | Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room – IMMIGRATION STORIES

Emily Herring Wilson, Three Graces of Val-Kill”  | Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30 pm | Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library, UNCG – AUTHOR READING AND DISCUSSION

Pam Kelley, MONEY ROCK: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South | Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm | Scuppernong Books |  THIS IS YOUR COUNTRY ON DRUGS SERIES.

There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.Ali Noorani, Author and Executive Director, National Immigration Forum | Monday October 22 at 7pm | Scuppernong Books  – IMMIGRATION STORIES

Children’s Books: Other Countries, Other Experiences Authors Baptiste and Miranda Paul | Friday, October 26 at 5:30 pm |  Scuppernong Books – IMMIGRATION STORIES

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Students at the Newcomers School Read

  Newcomers School Presentation Sunday, November 4, 3pm   Scuppernong Books   In 2017, students from the Doris Henderson Newcomers School created two volumes of poetry, stories, and artwork to document their immigrant experience. These...

Community Conversation with Local Refugees and Immigrants

Community Conversation with Local Refugees and Immigrants Sunday, November 25 at 4pm   Congregational United Church of Christ Refugees and Immigrants in our community tell their own stories of why and how they came to America and their experience of our...

May-Lee Chai discusses Useful Phrases for Immigrants

May-Lee Chai Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories Thursday, November 1 at 7pm   Scuppernong Books With luminous prose and sharp-eyed observations, Chai reveals her characters’ hopes and fears, and our own: a grieving historian seeking solace...

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May 17 – 19, 2019

The inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival in 2018 featured over 70 authors in all genres, including Dan Pink, Naima Coster, Stacy McAnulty, Carmen Maria Machado, Kevin Powers, Beth Macy, Nikki Giovanni, and John T. Edge.

There were panel discussions by Muslim, Latinx, LGBTQ, Transgender, and Undocumented writers.

There were events for children and teens featuring Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult authors.

There were craft workshops in a variety of genres, music events, performance poetry, a photography exhibit

at Greensboro Project Space, and an exhibit of typewriters used by famous authors at the Greensboro History Museum.

There was an an opera!  A Puppet Show!  Yoga!  Llamas!

And every event was FREE.

You can help with the planning for next year’s festival!

There will be a General Steering Committee Meeting
Sunday, September 16 at 6:00pm at Scuppernong Books
All are invited to attend and share their ideas.



You can be part of the festival!

2019 Author Applications

This submission process will open in October. Click here to learn more.

Can you make a financial contribution to the festival?

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Would you like to get involved and volunteer for the festival?

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Unmissable Talks

Meet a few of our Binders

Steve Colyer

Steve Colyer


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Dabney Sanders

Dabney Sanders


Brian Lampkin

Brian Lampkin


David McLean

David McLean


The Location

Greensboro Bound will take place May 17-19 at walk-able venues throughout downtown Greensboro, including the Greensboro Cultural Center, Guilford Central Library, the Greensboro History Museum, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Triad Stage, and others. Each venue is no more than 10 minutes from another. There are restaurants, coffeeshops, and retail stores and ample parking in four parking decks close by.

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