Countdown to Greensboro Bound 2019








Additional tickets for Ani DiFranco in Conversation with Rhiannon Giddens

will be released May 1 at Noon EST.

Up Next: First Draft: High School Edition | April 7th | Scuppernong Books | 6-8 pm | CALLING GUILFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Catching Up with GB18 Authors

Here at Greensboro Bound, we take pleasure in bringing you, not only authors you've read and loved, but writers you will love WHEN you read. Sometimes, we showcase emerging or underrepresented authors because we want to encourage a sense of adventure and an...

Prelude To A Festival

"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot I haven’t introduced myself yet. I’m Deonna Kelli Sayed, the Festival Coordinator for Greensboro Bound. You may have seen me around downtown, or at the 2018 TEDx Greensboro, or behind the registration desk at a...

First Draft: Starting 2019 Write

First Draft is a Greensboro Bound Open Mic that features diverse "curated readers" with an opportunity for others to read works-in-progress. Perfection is not required or even preferred. The goal is to bring writers together who otherwise might not be in the same...

Greensboro Bound provides year-round programming, from workshops on writing to panels on important issues,

from community open mics to bringing authors before Guilford County School students.

We are committed to building a vibrant literary community in Guilford County and surrounding North Carolina.

Greensboro Bound would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and donations from our community, both large and small.

We thank you!

Highlights from Greensboro Bound 2018.

Our inaugural 2018 festival featured Nikki Giovanni, Carmen Maria Machado, Beth Macy, Daniel Pink, John T. Edge,

Lee Smith, Naima Coster and over 70 more authors in over 50 programs.

We showcased LGBTQ, African American, Latinx, Muslim, and Undocumented literary voices and

facilitated conversations on the important issues of our time.

We offered music events, performance poetry, art exhibits, puppet shows, and opera. And llamas!

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, North Carolina 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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