An initiative funded by Guilford County

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival

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-James McBride
-Ayesha Rascoe
-Silvia Moreno Garcia
-Carmen Maria Machado, J. Robert Lennon, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, and Ander Monson
-WORKSHOPS with Keith F. Miller, Jr., Colin Cutler, and Jami Attenberg
-CHILDREN'S AUTHORS Molly Felder, Mariana Llanos, Meera Sriram, and Chrystal Giles
-BRUNCH at the Historic Magnolia House and a conversation celebrating the life and work of the late Randall Kenan with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jaki Shelton Green, Daniel Wallace, and Marianne Ginger

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We are excited to return to downtown Greensboro for our fifth LIVE, IN-PERSON festival—four days of books, conversation, and community! Greensboro Bound continues to be a meeting place for discourse on a wide range of topics and genres from music and food to spirituality and identity to the celebration of Black and Latinx joy! This year we pay special attention to the concept of “spaces”—physical and cultural, inner and outer—and how they reflect and impact everything from national discourse, to the literary landscape, to individual lives.

We pay homage to North Carolina’s rich literary history by featuring authors honing their craft right here in the Old North State (17 this year!), while broadening our tent to welcome in voices from outside our own microcosm of experience.

We believe that stories are the tie that binds us so we have gathered 59 authors from across the country and right here at home in a series of delightful, thought-provoking conversations that highlight the range of human experience and literary creativity.

We welcome you with open books, open minds, and open hearts, and hope you enjoy the 2024 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival!