May 18 – 20, 2018

The inaugural Greensboro Bound Literary Festival will feature 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 will be panel discussions by Muslim, Latinx, LGBTQ, Transgender, and Undocumented writers.

We’ll have events for children and teens featuring Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult authors.

There will be 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’s an opera!  Women’s Arm Wrestling!  A Puppet Show!  Yoga!  Llamas!

And every event is FREE.

You can find a downloadable schedule here and a link to our Festival App.

PLEASE NOTE: The Nikki Giovanni event on May 20 is free, but it does require a ticket. You can pick up your ticket at Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro, at our Information Booth on the days of the festival. To order online, click .

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Unmissable Talks

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Greensboro Bound Panels Focus on Diversity

When the Greensboro Bound Author Selection Committee began meeting in August 2017, we had the conscious purpose of creating a festival which included diverse voices across gender, race, sexual orientation, and economic category. What does it mean to write, and to...

Additional Programs during Greensboro Bound

There is always something going on in Greensboro and the weekend of May 18-20 is no exception. In addition to Greensboro Bound programming, here some additional activities we think might interest you. FLYIN' WEST by Pearl Cleage Presented by Scrapmettle Entertainment...

Nikki Giovanni is Greensboro Bound

Greensboro Bound is very happy to welcome Nikki Giovanni to the final day of the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival on Sunday May 20. Ms. Giovanni will speak at the Harrison Auditorium on the campus of A&T University at 6 pm. This event is free, but tickets are...

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 18-20 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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The tithes that bind (and pay the bills)

Meet the festival partners. If you’d like to become one – please contact us.


The Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation, Inc.



The Michel Family Foundation




Vicki Coleman
Steve Colyer
Wayne Johns
Margaret Kantlehner

Dave Kyger
Brian Lampkin


Wilson Lester
Dabney Sanders
Ashley and Stephen Sharkey
Angie Smits
Dave and Deb White



John and Martha Chandler Fund

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