A seven part series exploring the Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America through the lens of writing and community conversation.

Featuring Diya Abdo, May-Lee Chai, Sharon E. Dunsmore, Patrice Gopo, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Tsitsi Jaji, Daniel Karlsson, Ambien Mitchell, Ali Noorani, Baptiste Paul, Miranda Paul, Rev. Julie Peeples, students from the Newcomers School, and members of the Guilford County Immigrant and Refugee Community.
October – November 2018








May 17 – 19, 2019

The inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival in 2018 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.


You can help with the planning for next year’s festival!

There will be a General Steering Committee Meeting
Sunday, September 16 at 6:00pm at Scuppernong Books
All are invited to attend and share their ideas.



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2019 Author Applications

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Unmissable Talks

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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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