Event schedule

Greensboro awaits!

In addition to a fabulous weekend of author events, the city is home to a number of national and international events, so there are ample accommodations in all price points. We also take a lot of pride in the variety of restaurants and night spots. To plan your trip, visit the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau website where you’ll find a comprehensive searchable database of restaurants and lodging.

July

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Welcome & Registration

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9:30 am – 10:30 am

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by Kathleen Johnson

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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by Michael Richardson

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Lunch Break

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3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Feb
28
Wed
Enjoy Dinner with Author John Hart @ Scuppernong Books
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy Dinner with Author John Hart @ Scuppernong Books

Have Dinner with Two-Time Edgar Award Winning Novelist John Hart

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival Presents: Dinner with John Hart at Scuppernong Books

Johnny Merriman was an average 13-year-old boy until his twin sister vanished and everything changed. In the following weeks his father left and his mother turned to drugs and alcohol. But Johnny believes his sister is still out there. With the help of his friend Jack, Johnny sets out to uncover the truth behind his sister’s disappearance.

This is the world of John Hart’s 2009 novel, “The Last Child.” This New York Times bestseller has won multiple awards, including the Edgar Award for a novel and the Ian Fleming Dagger Award. Hart is the author of several other books as well, including “The King of Lies” and “Redemption Road.” He has won awards such as the Barry Award and the North Carolina Award for Literature. He is also the only author to ever win the the Edgar Award for best novel for consecutive novels.

You can enjoy dinner with John Hart at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 28. The meal will be catered by The Next Supper. Your $75 ticket includes dinner and a signed, first edition copy of “The Hush”, Hart’s upcoming sequel to “The Last Child.” This event will be held at Scuppernong Books and is limited to 40 people. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 336-763-1919, or in person at Scuppernong Books.

At 7 p.m., Hart will have a reading and discuss the new novel at Scuppernong Books. This 7:00pm event is free and open to the public.

Mar
14
Wed
Kate Moore, “Radium Girls”, Reading and Signing @ Greensboro Public Library, Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kate Moore, "Radium Girls", Reading and Signing @ Greensboro Public Library, Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch

Kate Moore Reading & Signing at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch of the Greensboro Public Library

In the early 1900s, radium was a recent discovery. With its alluring luminescence, the new element enjoyed widespread popularity. Radium paint was used to make watches and military dials glow. Companies in New Jersey and Illinois hired young women as factory workers to apply the glowing paint to the watches.

At the time, radium was not believed to be harmful in small doses. The women hired to apply the paint got no warnings or protections for handling the material. After a few years, they began experiencing mysterious symptoms. Their employers initially denied that the radium was the cause of the women’s illness, but as more women became sick it became impossible to ignore. In the mid-1930s women in both New Jersey and Illinois sued their employers, some mere months before their deaths.

The stories of these young women, who are remembered as champions for workers’ rights, are the subject of the New York Times bestseller, “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore. Moore shows more than heroes, though. She shows us wives, daughters and mothers who sought to protect future workers from suffering their fate.

Moore has also written several other books, including “Scone with the Wind” and “Roses are Red: A Book for Lovers.” Her nonfiction book “Felix the Railway Cat” was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Kate Moore will visit Greensboro on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. for a reading and signing of “Radium Girls.” The event will be held at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch of the Greensboro Public Library and is free and open to the public.

This program is co-sponsored by Greensboro Bound, Scuppernong Books, and the Greensboro Public Library.

For more information, contact Scuppernong Books. The Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch of the Greensboro Library is located 1420 Price Park Drive in Greensboro.

Mar
21
Wed
Series: Becoming a Literary Citizen @ Scuppernong Books
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Series: Becoming a Literary Citizen @ Scuppernong Books

The third in our series on publishing, Literary Jungle, Literary Community, addresses the necessity of becoming a good Literary Citizen. What does Literary Citizenship mean? How does it help us and help others? Our four panelists will discuss the expanding role of Literary Citizenship with time for questions and discussion from the audience.

Apr
9
Mon
First Draft @ Scuppernong Books
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

First Draft is a curated open mic-style event that brings local writers together from different career stages to read works-in-progress.  From published authors to emerging high school voices, First Draft encourages community building and mentorship as part of the writing process. Each writer gets seven minutes. All genres, bodies, and identities are welcomed.

First Draft readers for April 9th (Other readers TBD):

Ashley Lumpkin is a Georgia-raised, Carolina-based writer, editor, actor, and educator. She is the author of three chapbooks, {} At First Sight, Second Glance, and Terrorism and Other Topics for Tea, and one full-length collection,#AshleyLumpkin. A lover of performance as well as the written word, she has been a competing member of Piedmont SLAM, Scuppernong Slammers, and the Bull City Slam Team. She is the host and facilitator of the open mic/workshop series “Untitled: New Works and Works in Progress.” Ashley has been a featured presenter and/or facilitator at various colleges and universities across the country. Above all else, Ashley considers herself a teacher, poet, and changer of fates. She is a lover of mathematics and language. She loves you too. Learn more about her here.

 

Michael Thomas is a writer and humorist in the Creative Writing program at A&T University.  He is sometimes spotted at Scuppernong Books pulling latte shots. He owns a particularly amazing pair of vintage boots and once designed a sock puppet name Maya.

Deonna Kelli Sayed is an internationally published author, a TEDx speaker, a ghost hunter, and an interfaith instigator. Deonna is the Membership Coordinator of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and serves on the Greensboro Bound Operations Committee. www.deonnaiswriting.com

Apr
25
Wed
Festival Volunteer Training @ Scuppernong Books
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory Volunteer Training Meeting

Duration: 1 1/2 hours long

This meeting is mandatory for festival volunteers. Please attend ONE session.

 

Other dates/times: Sunday, April 29th, 2 pm   | Saturday, May 5th, 10 am

 

Apr
29
Sun
Festival Volunteer Training @ Scuppernong Books
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mandatory Festival Volunteer Training

1 1/2 hour long

Please pick ONE session to attend.

Other dates: Wednesday April 25th, 7 pm   |  Saturday, May 5th, 2 pm

May
5
Sat
Festival Volunteer Training @ Scuppernong Books
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mandatory Festival  Volunteer Training

1 1/2 hours long

Pick ONE session.

Day 2
February 23rd, 2017

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Breakfast

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9:30 am – 10:30 am

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11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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by Michael Richardson

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Lunch Break

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3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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