All Events are Free and Open to the Public.

Free Events Are Ticketed When Noted.

Thursday, May 16

5:30 pm – Opening Reception, catered by Jerusalem Market

Sheryl Oring, I Wish To Say, Interactive Art Project

6:30 pm – Author/Filmmaker Astra Taylor screens her film What Is Democracy? and talks about her new book, Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.

Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro

Friday, May 17

7:00 pmWiley Cash, in conversation with a Special Guest.

Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

9:00 pmMusic and Words. Michael Basinski, Alejandro Rutty, and The Difficulties

Scuppernong Books

Saturday, May 18

9:30 am

Character Parade. Rear doors of the Greensboro Cultural Center.

10:00 am

The End of the World as We Know It with Rebecca Erbelding, Frye Gaillard, Rick Van Noy.     Auditorium, International Civil Rights Center and Museum

The Poet’s Menagerie. Jabberbox Puppets and Fred Chappell. ALL AUDIENCES.      Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Appalachian Reckoning: A Response to Hillbilly Elegy. Contemporary Appalachia Conversation 1 with Robert Gipe, Ricardo Nazario y Colon. Moderated by Meredith McCarroll.     Auditorium, Greensboro History Museum.

The Real and the Unreal: Speculative Fiction 1 with Valerie Nieman, Michele Tracy Berger, Jamey Bradbury.     Conference Room, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Creative Non-Fiction Workshop with James Tate Hill. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Get your ticket here.     Conference Room, Greensboro History Museum.

Contemporary Muslim Writing with Soniah Kamal, Huda al-Marashi. Moderated by Krista Bremer.     UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

9:30 am – Character Parade. Rear doors of the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Hot Summer Reads with Jo Hackl, Gillian McDunn, Alicia D. Williams.     Tannenbaum Sternberger Room, Greensboro Central Library.

I Got The Rhythm! with OrKIDStra, Connie Schofield-Morrison, Frank Morrison.     Childrens Area, Greensboro Central Library.

Astronaut/Aquanaut with Jennifer Swanson and the Greensboro Science Center.     Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Central Library

11:15 am

Outside Agitator with Cleveland Sellers and Adam Parker.     Auditorium, International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

Mothers and Strangers with Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, Jill McCorkle, Marianne Gingher. Moderated by Samia Serageldin.     Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Writing the First Novel with Etaf Rum, Mesha Maren, Xhenet Aliu.     Auditorium, Greensboro History Museum.

This Is Your Life Memoir Conversation with Huda al-Marashi, Brian Belovitch, Jessica Handler. Moderated by Deonna Kelli Sayed.     Conference Room, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Performance Poetry Workshop with Ashley Lumpkin. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Get your ticket here.     Conference Room, Greensboro History Museum.

Whose I Is It? Poetry Conversation 1 with Ross Gay, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Michael Gaspeny, Tyree Daye. Moderated by Coen Cauthen.     UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

Inspiration Strikes Back! with Constance Lombardo, Rebecca Petruck, Leslie C. Youngblood.     Tannenbaum Sternberger Room, Greensboro Central Library.

World Changers with Baptiste and Miranda Paul.     Children’s Area, Greensboro Central Library.

Just Be You! with Kelly Starling Lyons, Vanessa Brantley-Newton     Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Central Library.

12:30 pm

Writing as Intersectional Feminism with Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Michele Tracy Berger, Cassie Kircher. Moderated by Jennifer Feather.     Auditorium, International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

The Showdown. Greensboro Opera and the UNCG School of Music present this short opera, written by fifth-grader Neveah White with music by Alejandro Rutty.     Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

The Novel Has Many Characters. Novel Conversation with Laurel Davis Huber, Soniah Kamal, Etaf Rum. Moderated by Michelle Young-Stone.     Auditorium, Greensboro History Museum.

The Real and the Unreal. Speculative Fiction 2 with Jenna Glass, T. Frohock, Sheree Renee Thomas.     Conference Room, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Young Adult Workshop with Megan Shepherd. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Get your ticket here.     Conference Room, Greensboro History Museum.

Short and To The Point. Short Story Conversation with Xhenet Aliu, Jen Julian, Michael Croley. Moderated by Krystal Smith.     UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

#WeNeedDiverseBooks with Miranda Paul, Lamar Giles, Amy Reed.     Tannenbaum Sternberger Room, Greensboro Central Library.

Guilford County Schools Poet Laureate Program Reading.     Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Central Library.

2:00 pm

Civil Rights: The Past and the Future with Cleveland Sellers, Brian Lampkin, Robert W. Lee, Adam Parker. Moderated by Aran Shetterly.     Auditorium, International Civil Rights Center and Museum

The Book of Delights with Ross Gay.     Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

New Voices. Contemporary Appalachia Conversation 2 with Carter Sickels, Mesha Maren, Michael Croley.     Auditorium, Greensboro History Museum.

Writing About Place with Tyree Daye, Cathryn Hankla, Cassie Kircher. Moderated by Michael Gaspeny.     Conference Room, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Memoir Workshop with Jessica Handler. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Get your ticket here.     Conference Room, Greensboro History Museum.

Writing About Sexuality and Identity with Bill Konigsberg, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Brian Belovitch. Moderated by Coen Cauthen.     UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

First Draft with Rebecca Petruck, Jennifer Swanson, Brenda Rufener.     Tannenbaum Sternberger Room, Greensboro Central Library

I Got The Rhythm! with OrKIDStra, Connie Schofield-Morrison, Frank Morrison.    Children’s Area, Greensboro Central Library

#girlpower with Alicia D. Williams, Kelly Starling Lyons, Leslie C. Youngblood.     Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Central Library.

3:15 pm

What’s the World Coming To: Environment and Climate Change with Susan Hand Shetterly and Rick Van Noy. Moderated by John Duberstein.     Auditorium, International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

HOTBOX: Inside Catering, the Food World’s Riskiest Business with The Lee Brothers. Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Environment and Place: Contemporary Appalachia Conversation 3 with Valerie Nieman, Carter Sickels. Moderated by Robert Gipe.    Auditorium, Greensboro History Museum.

Afrofuturism with Michele Tracy Berger, Sheree Renee Thomas. Moderated by Gale Greenlee.     Conference Room, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Short Story Workshop with Krystal Smith. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Get your ticket here.     Conference Room, Greensboro History Museum.

The Novel Has A Plot. Novel Conversation 2 with Jamey Bradbury, Jessica Handler. Moderated by Steve Mitchell.     UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

Marvel, Magic, and Mayhem: Comics Conversation with Brian Smith, Chris Giarrusso, Jeremy Whitley. Moderated by Drew Meyer.     Tannenbaum Sternberger Room, Greensboro Central Library.

Global Storytime with the Greensboro Montagnard Community and Casa Azul.     Children’s Area, Greensboro Central Library.

The Music of What Happens with Bill Konigsberg. Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Central Library.

4:30 pm

Women, War, and West Point with Heath Hardage Lee, Claire Gibson.     Auditorium, Greensboro History Museum.

Language and Its Discontents: Poetry Conversation 2 with Jim Whiteside, Ricardo Nazario y Colon, Cathryn Hankla. Moderated by Michael Basinski.      UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

Write Now! with Lamar Giles, Baptiste Paul.     Tannenbaum Sternberger Room, Greensboro Central Library.

You Can Judge a Book by its Cover with Constance Lombardo, Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Frank Morrison.    Children’s Area, Greensboro Central Library.

Fearless Females of YA with Amy Reed, Megan Shepherd, Brenda Rufener.    Nussbaum Room, Greensboro Central Library.

7:30 pm

A Conversation with Zadie Smith.

Co-Sponsored by UNCG University Libraries. Cone Ballroom, UNC-Greensboro Campus.

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Get tickets here.

Sunday, May 19

12:00 pm

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe with Rebecca Erbelding.    Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Paris and the Prairie. Liza Wieland and Michael Parker in Conversation.   Upstage Cabaret, Triad Stage.

1:15 pm

The Great Believers with Rebecca Makkai.    Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro Cultural Center.

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses with Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato.     Upstage Cabaret, Triad Stage

UNCG Writing Camp Refugee Writers Reading.     Center for Visual Art, Greensboro Cultural Center.

3:00 pm

No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Ani DiFranco in Conversation with Rhiannon Giddens.THIS IS A FREE TICKETED EVENT. Tickets available April 5.     Harrison Auditorium, A&T University Campus.