2020 NC Book Festival: Day by Day

Hello, friends!

We are excited to announce more programming for the 2020 NC Book Festival, including a daily schedule (hourly schedules coming soon)!

First, on Friday, February 21st at Quail Ridge Books, we will be hosting legendary multiple-time Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Kim Stanley Robinson, followed by an event highlighting the 10th Anniversary of Raleigh Review (featuring Bryce Emley, Tyree Daye, Leila Chatti, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Landon Houle, Heather Bell Adams and more!).

On Saturday, February 22 at Kings, we have New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid (Daisy Jones & The Six) in conversation with Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man), Katya Apekina (The Deeper the Water, the Uglier the Fish) in conversation with Jeff Jackson (Destroy All Monsters), Andre Perry (Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now), a sci-fi panel with Kim Stanley Robinson, Mur Lafferty and John Kessel, Tupelo Hassman (gods with a little g) in conversation with Belle Boggs (The Gulf), and art provided by Marcelle Crickenberger.

Saturday also sees the return of our Poetry Under the Sea program at Neptunes. This year, we are featuring National Book Award finalist Jericho Brown, Dorianne Laux, Eduardo Corral, Tyree Daye, Fred Joiner, Jane Craven, Cassandra J. Bruner, Jess Stark and Ross White.

At HQ Raleigh, we will have New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia (Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky), Michael Parker (Prairie Fever), Cat Warren, and NCSU Remembers Gerald Barrax.

CAM Raleigh will be the host to the NC Book Festival Book Fair.

Finally, on Sunday, February 23rd at Kings, we will have our Sunday Sendoff program featuring music by Jake Xerxes Fussell and readings by JP Gritton (Wyoming), Mesha Maren (Sugar Run), M. Randal O’Wain (Meander Belt), and Daniel Wallace (The Kings and Queens of Roam).

And then in March, we have season two of our Arts & Lecture Series featuring New York Times bestseller Therese Anne Fowler (A Good Neighborhood), National Book Award Winner James McBride (Deacon King Kong) and Macarthur Genius Fellow Valeria Luiselli (Lost Children Archive).

Stay tuned for more programming announcements and an hourly schedule.