Additional Events During the Festival

Book Character Parade – Who is your favorite book character? Whether it’s Captain Underpants of Captain Marvel, Harry Potter or Harry the Dirty Dog, meet us in costume to kick-off the day’s festivities.

Saturday at 9:30 am outside the back entrance of the Cultural Arts Center. We’ll march to the entrance of the Central Library.

OrKIDStra – Get up and get moving as Greensboro Symphony Orchestra percussionists join the author and illustrator of I Got the Rhythm  for a lively performance and sing-along.

On Saturday at 10 am and 2 pm in the Children’s Area of the Greensboro Central Library.

For the second year, Greensboro Opera and Greensboro Bound are partnering to provide opera!   Fifth-grader from Monticello Brown Summit Elementary,  Nevaeh White, has seen her original story The Showdown transformed from into an opera with the aid of UNCG Director of Opera and Greensboro Opera General and Artistic Director David Holley and composer Alejandro Rutty.

“The Showdown” is a story about bullying and forgiveness. Students who have recently transferred to Richland High School from Mockery High School torment their new classmates who have tried to welcome them. When they blame the trouble on the victims, their teacher Mr. Ricardo calls for a one-on-one dance-off between the two crowd leaders.

Saturday at 12:30 pm in the Van Dyke Performance Space of the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Writers and those interested hearing the truths of young people today will want to attend the High School Poet Laureate session featuring teen poets who will share their poems and what inspires them to write.

Saturday at 12:30 pm in the Nussbaum Room of the Greensboro Central Library.

Refugee youth from the UNCG Young Writers Camp will share stories they wrote about their individual experiences settling in the Triad area. The stories were written during a summer writing camp aimed at celebrating the voices of those who help to make the Triad a rich and diverse community.

Based on FRED CHAPPELL’S  new book of poems, As If It Were, this original puppet drama celebrates the power and hilarity of Aesop’s fables that continue to entertain us with their enduring relevance. When are animals most vain and greedy and sly? When they are behaving like humans, of course!  Come enjoy the shenanigans of foxes, wolves, a crane, a leopard, a lion, a hare, and a big bad ape all behaving badly! The performance features original music played live by local songwriter, Jim Ritchey. Performance is kid-friendly.

Jabberbox Puppet Theater is a Greensboro-based enterprise offering intimate salon-style puppet theater experiences for small audiences.

Saturday at 10 am in the Van Dyke Performance Space of the Greensboro Cultural Center.

The Center for Visual Artists hosts Unbound, a literary art show in collaboration with the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.

The exhibition will be up from April 5 until May 31 and will feature artworks that collaborate with the literary arts.

Poet Michael Basinski’s soundscapes provide composers with open vistas for musical adventure. Composer Alejandro Rutty uses Basinski’s words and textures to create a new musical language. Greensboro’s electronic word jazz band The difficulties will follow the Basinski/Rutty performance.

Friday at 9:00 pm at Scuppernong Books.