Greensboro Sure Hosts Dinner With Mates Fundraiser | literature

Love books? Authors? Great food? Share this love with friends? Participate in Greensboro Bound’s annual Dinner With Friends fundraiser April 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s virtual event features food, friends, and books in 10 simultaneous discussions led by hosts who are familiar with one of 10 genres (you choose your genre!). Guests purchase a ticket to a virtual room for individual genre discussions highlighting authors part of the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival 2021 “21 Conversations”. Genres include: Cookbooks, Literary Fiction, Memoir / Personal Essay, Mystery / Detective, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Short Story, and Young Adult / Crossover.

We’ll start the evening with a few words from Greensboro Bound Board Chair Dabney Sanders and Brian Lampkin, Vice Chairman and Co-Owner of Scuppernong Books, before breaking into individual rooms. You can also purchase meals from a preset menu at Jerusalem Market and Machete restaurants in downtown Greensboro. The evening ends with a presentation by Greensboro’s own Lee Zacharias, author of the upcoming novel What A Wonderful World This Could Be.

Event Chairman Ashley Sharkey commented, “Dinner with Friends was the fundraiser run by the Greensboro Literary Organization, the producer of the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival. We wanted to continue our tradition and bring people who love books and authors together over a wonderful meal with their friends and neighbors. While COVID has changed the way we operate, the heart remains: food, friends, books, and authors. Your participation will support the range of programs Greensboro Bound offers to our community for free. ”


The Greensboro Bound Literary Festival is a program of the Greensboro Literary Organization, a 501 (c) 3

non-profit. The idea was to develop a festival in 2017 that would present a range of free / free programs, bringing together readers, writers, students, academics, authors and volunteers who are passionate about books, writing and reading. Today, our programs include the annual Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, year-round in-person and virtual events, our signature Authors Engaging Students program, and this spring, for the first time, the Greensboro Bound Children’s Book Festival. Our vision is to bring great writers to our community and schools. Encourage dedicated readers to continue studying literature and generate new enthusiasm for reading among beginners; act as a bridge across social and cultural differences to encourage reading and public discussion in our city and region; and to promote understanding of writing as a process that enables free expression, deepens critical thinking, and helps maintain a culture of inquiry and enjoyment that is open to all.

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