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November 5, 2015

2015 NC Writers' Network Fall Conference

The 2015 North Carolina Writers' Network Fall Conference will be held at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel near Biltmore Estate in Asheville, November 20-22.  The conference attracts hundreds of writers from across the country.  Among them are New York Times bestselling author Lee Smith, who will give the keynote address.  Former NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer will be a featured guest.  This year also marks the thirtieth anniversary of the NC Writers' Network, so sign up now if you would like to attend!

Please visit here for more information.  Thank you!

October 29, 2015

The High Point Furniture Market

Twice a year, the International Home Furnishings Market is showcased in High Point, North Carolina.  People come from across the country and around the world to view and buy furniture in large showrooms throughout downtown High Point.  The last "High Point Furniture Market" for 2015 just ended.

Margaret Maron, author of the Deborah Knott series, wrote a fictional murder mystery set in the middle of this biannual event entitled Killer Market.  Author Barbara Taylor wrote a nonfiction historical account of High Point, including the "Furniture Market", in her book High Point.  You can find these titles at your local library or bookstore.  Check it out!

October 20, 2015

Adventure and Mystery at the Biltmore Estate!

Asheville author Robert Beatty recently published a fictional children's novel set at the Biltmore Estate in 1899.  In the book, two youths from vastly different economic backgrounds must band together and risk everything in order to solve a frightening puzzle.  Check it out at your local library or bookstore!

For more information about Robert Beatty and his debut novel, please visit this website.  For the NC Literary Map's entry, please follow this link.

September 22, 2015

NC Lit Map and friends at the Bookmarks Festival!

Hi all:

The NC Lit Map had a great time handing out tote bags and telling folks about the North Carolina Literary Map at the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, on September 12th.

We happened to have a table right next to our friends at the NC Writer's Network.  How awesome was that!

NC Poet Laureate to speak at UNCG

September 8, 2015

Award Winning Author Coming to UNCG!

Kwame Alexander, poet, author, and recipient of the 2015 John Newbery Medal, is coming to the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina next week.  On September 12, Alexander will appear at the Winston Square Park at 10:15 AM in Winston-Salem during their Bookmarks Festival.  The author will also speak on September 14 at 7 PM in the Elliott University Center Auditorium at the UNC-Greensboro campus in Greensboro.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Do not miss your chance to meet this accomplished, award-winning author!

For more information, please visit the Friends of the UNCG Libraries blog post.

August 27, 2015

Greensboro: "One City One Book" Kickoff

The "One City, One Book" official kickoff is THIS weekend, August 29 and 30!  This year's chosen title is "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson.  The Greensboro Public Library, along with several community partners, will be sponsoring this event.  For more information, please visit the Greensboro Public Library "One City, One Book" webpage.  Hope to see you there!

Plus, starting in September, many lectures, hikes, movies, and more for young and old alike will be held on a regularly scheduled basis until November.  Interested?  Please download the "Calendar of Events" brochure on their website!