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Greensboro Gets A Book Festival

banner photo of eight featured authors with the words 'we are greensboro bound'

Greensboro will host its first-ever literary festival this weekend. 50 planned events will feature more than 80 writers who are as diverse as the topics they cover, including authors who are undocumented, gender fluid, and from a range of other religious and ethnic backgrounds.

The festival is the brainchild of Steve Colyer, who recently moved to the Triad from Miami and was surprised to discover that Greensboro did not have its own book festival. He called the owners of the independent book store Scuppernong Books, and soon a new literary festival was born. Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival runs from Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20 at venues throughout the city. 

Joining host Frank Stasio live from Triad Stage is Brian Lampkin, and author Naima Coster, one of the participants in the festival. Coster will read excerpts from her debut novel “Halsey Street”(Little A/ 2018), which tells the story of a mother and daughter trying to reconnect against the backdrop of a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn.  
 

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Dana is an award-winning producer who began as a personality at Rock 92. Once she started creating content for morning shows, she developed a love for producing. Dana has written and produced for local and syndicated commercial radio for over a decade. WUNC is her debut into public radio and she’s excited to tell deeper, richer stories.