Our Mission

Our Mission

Greensboro Bound:  A Literary Festival celebrates diverse voices from around the world, honors North Carolina’s long and varied literary traditions, and welcomes an inclusive community of readers from Greensboro and beyond.

Our Vision

Greensboro Bound:  A Literary Festival will bring outstanding writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, young-adult and children’s books to our community and into our schools.  It will encourage committed readers to further engage with literature and spark new enthusiasm for reading among beginners.  By promoting reading and civil public discussion, the Festival will bridge social and cultural divides across our city and region.  Greensboro Bound will foster an understanding of writing as a process that allows free expression, deepens critical thought, and helps sustain a culture of inquiry and delight that is open to all.


Greensboro Literary Organization – Officers and Board Members

Festival Coordinator – Deonna Kelli Sayed, Author

President – Brian E. Lampkin; Co-Owner, Scuppernong Books  

Secretary – Stephen W. Colyer

Treasurer – Helen A. Smits, Sales Representative, Southern Territory Associates

Director –  Dabney Sanders, Project Manager, Downtown Greenway, Action Greensboro

Director –   Ashley Sharkey

Director – Wilson Lester, Executive Director, Greensboro Community Development Fund

Director – Vicki Coleman, Dean, Bluford Library, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Director – Margaret Kantlehner, Attorney, Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald, PLLC.

Director –  Wayne Johns, Faculty, Greensboro College

Board Advisor – Lindsey Cockburn, Student