John Grisham, Elizabeth Edwards and Pulitzer Prize winners Douglas Blackmon, Rick Bragg and Elizabeth Strout are among authors to be featured at the North Carolina Literary Festival Sept. 10-13.
The free public festival with over 100 authors is to be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John Grisham is going to deliver a keynote address.
John Grisham and Kathy Reichs discuss how their professional careers as a lawyer and a forensic anthropologist have influenced their stories and writing.
The event will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm at the Memorial Hall.
The festival, whose theme is “A Celebration of Reading and Writing,” will include more than author readings and talks across the campus. Exhibits, performances, book signings, sales and children’s activities also will take place, said festival director Amy Baldwin.
“With this lineup of authors, the festival will offer something for everyone,” Baldwin said. “With poets to novelists and genres ranging from thrillers and memoirs to romance and award-winning literature, the festival will be a landmark event for the Triangle that no one will want to miss.”