May 17 – 19, 2019



The inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival 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.


If you attended any portion of Greensboro Bound, we’d love to hear about your experience.

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Check the latest news

First Draft, Take Two

Greensboro Bound launched a curated Open Mic series, First Draft, in April. The concept behind First Draft is simple: invite a few writers from different stages of their literary careers to read works-in-progress, then open part of the program up to audience members...

Finally Me! is Greensboro Bound

Near the end of school last year in Guilford County, fourth grader Lily Leach submitted her script to the popular 'Write Your Own Opera' contest. The winning entry would be cast, set to music, and performed. The contest, which also carries the name of Barbara Ann...

Regional Small Presses are Greensboro Bound

As part of our inaugural  festivities, Greensboro Bound will spotlight five vibrant regional small presses. You'll have a chance to meet both the publishers and authors contributing to the energetic publishing environment of North and South Carolina. Blair is a new,...

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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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