Read, dine, and make new friends

to raise funds to help Greensboro Bound keep our programs

100% free for our community!



You’re invited to our first ever VIRTUAL Dinner with Friends! Dinner With Friends is Greensboro Bound’s annual get together/fundraiser. This year we’re doing things a little differently, but that doesn’t mean we still won’t have tons of fun with our fellow book lovers!

About the Event

Purchase a ticket to attend one of 10 simultaneous virtual events, each with its own genre focus. Hosts will facilitate discussions about: cookbooks, literary fiction, memoir/personal essay, mystery/detective, non-fiction, poetry, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, short stories, and young adult/crossover novels— all with a focus on our 2021 Festival authors!

The evening will conclude with a conversation with Greensboro’s own Lee Zacharias, author of the forthcoming novel What A Wonderful World This Could Be.

We’ve got dinner covered, too! Purchase meals from a pre-set menu from downtown restaurants Jerusalem Market or Machete. 



Gather & Welcome

Genre Discussion Breakouts


Return to Main Group

Conversation with
Lee Zacharias

Closing Remarks



-Step One-
Select your genre! Each host will put on an genre-themed virtual discussion just for you and your new book luvin’ friends! (Note: Spouse loves romance, but you dig mystery? Go to separate events!)

Choose from: cookbooks, literary fiction, memoir/personal essay, mystery/detective, non-fiction, poetry, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, short story, and Young Adult/Crossover

The Books
We’ve pulled together a full list of books by all of the 2021 Greensboro Bound authors. You can peruse the book list here, and make purchases directly from official bookseller,  Scuppernong Books.


-Step Two-
**The last day to purchase meals was Friday, April 9**
Select your meal* (optional).
We have partnered with two ah-mazing downtown restaurants to offer a pre set menu just for you!


Jerusalem Market – $20
310 South Elm Street, 336-279-7025
Machete – $50
600 C Battleground Avenue, 336-265-8859

If you purchased meal(s) from Jerusalem Market, pick up is between 3:30- 5:30PM on Thursday, April 15.


If you purchased a meal(s) from Machete, pick up is between 3:00 – 5:00PM Thursday, April 15.


Option 1, Chicken Kebab
Chargrilled chicken breast prepared with signature lemon juice and garlic marinade. Served with side of tabouleh and yogurt cucumber salad.


Option 1, Charcuterie
Selection of cured meats, cheeses, house-made crackers, and accoutrements. Side of roasted cauliflower with artichoke lemon vinaigrette; salted & malted chocolate brownie for dessert

Option 2, Shawerma Platter
Rotisserie lamb and beef served with side of  tabouleh and yogurt cucumber salad.
Option 2, Vegetarian Pasta
Roasted zucchini parmigiano reggiano pasta with roasted caul
iflower with artichoke lemon vinaigrette; salted & malted chocolate brownie for dessert.
I Optional wine pairing – $20
Machete has paired a selection of wines just for this meal. If you would like to purchase wine from Machete, please contact them directly to complete your wine purchase.  Wine selection: Prosecco di Treviso Brut White Sparkling, François Montand Brut Rosé Sparkling, Lambrusco Nettare di Bacco Red Sparkling, Vinho Verde White, Wine Prieto Picudo Red Wine, Radley & Finch Summer Sessions Rosé
*Please note: Only your $25 ticket purchase is considered a charitable donation. All proceeds from meal purchases will be paid to the restaurants to cover costs.


-Step Three- (This is the really important stuff!)
If you’re purchasing a single ticket, you’re all set! Scroll up and click the “Purchase Tickets” button to continue.

If you’re purchasing two or more tickets, please read on!
Say you and your partner don’t want to attend the same genre discussion nor do you want dinner from the same restaurant (both of which are completely acceptable to us!)

When completing your registration, be sure to tell us:

  • which person is attending which genre
  • which person is getting which meal
  • include each individual’s name, email address, and phone number for all attendees

This way we know who to assign to which breakout room, and whose name to put on the dinner order!





Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m not able to attend the event, but I’d still like to make a donation. How do I do that?
    Simply click the “Purchase Tickets” button above and scroll down until you see the “Donate” button in the lower right hand corner.

  • Can I attend without purchasing a meal?
    Yes! Tickets for the event itself and the meal options are listed separately.
  • How do I make sure I end up in the correct breakout room?
    Not to worry! We’ve already assigned you to your chosen genre’s breakout room. After the welcome, we’ll automatically send you to where you need to be!
  • How do get back to the large group to see Lee Zacharias after the breakout?
    When the breakout time is up, we’ll notify you that it’s time to rejoin the main group. You’ll have two minutes to rejoin, after that time, the breakout rooms will be closed and you’ll be automatically returned back to the large group.
  • I’m still a little confused…  is there someone I can talk to?
    Yes! Event Chair Ashley Sharkey is at your service! Send her an email and she’ll get back to you within 24 hours: ASharkey(at)