If you enjoy reading and books, you may want to check out the North Carolina Literary Festival at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at N.C. State University from April 3-6. This is a free event open to the public, and it is hosted every year by the libraries of either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C. State, or Duke University.
This year, the theme of the festival is “The Future of Reading,” and the weekend will be full of family-friendly literary events. Author readings and discussions, book signings, children’s activities, and live performances are just some of the exciting things going on over the weekend. See the full schedule.
The headline authors this year include Junot Diaz, Richard Ford, and R.L. Stine, and a huge number of North Carolina authors will be in attendance! If you are interested in seeing either Junot Diaz or Richard Ford, you will need to sign up for tickets in advance on the website, but all other events and programs listed do not require tickets. See the full list of authors.
Additions to the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival were just announced and include: Lev Grossman, Allan Gurganus, Wiley Cash, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Margaret Maron, Angela Davis-Gardner, Jay Bakker, Debbie Moose, Steven Petrow, Nathan Ballingrud, Dale Bailey, Sheila Smith McKoy, Richard Butner, Richard Case, Phoebe Lawless, David Claude Bailey, Nikki Miller-Ka, and Sandra Guitierrez.
If you are interested in checking out books by any of the N.C. Literary Festival authors, please stop by Smith Library today! I created a list called North Carolina Literary Festival Authors 2014 through WorldCat, our online library catalog, and you can see which books are available for checkout through HPU Libraries. And I hope to see you at the NC Literary Festival next weekend!
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