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Thank you!

Thank you to all the readers, authors, children, parents, sponsors and volunteers who attended the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival. We hope you were enriched by the conversations you heard and participated in. Check out these wonderful comics created by … Continued


The North Carolina Literary Festival has an official app for all of your Festival needs, including schedules, food, and social media!  Download Guidebook from the Android or iTunes App Stores, and then search for ‘North Carolina Literary Festival’. If your … Continued


Parking for the North Carolina Literary Festival is free.  Parking attendants will be onsite at the North Carolina Literary Festival to direct you.

Picture This: #NCLITFEST

Help us author the visual story of the Festival! Use your Instagram account to share your photos of Festival activities by tagging them #nclitfest. Your images will be displayed on the Hunt Library’s Art Wall during the festival and preserved … Continued

Junot Diaz Overflow Seating

Junot Diaz tickets are officially sold out at all outlets.  There will be overflow seating available in the Hunt Library Auditorium, which will be simulcasting Junot’s event.  Everyone watching the simulcast will still be eligible to meet Junot and have … Continued

Junot Diaz Sold Out Online

A few physical tickets may still be available at Quail Ridge Books.  Richard Ford tickets are still available here:  https://t.co/ojBnw27CcJ Tickets for The Monti featuring Festival authors at King’s on Friday, April 4th can be purchased here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-monti-at-nc-literary-festival-tickets-11023107411 These are our only … Continued

Tickets for Junot Diaz and Richard Ford

For the Junot Diaz and Richard Ford events, tickets are required (though they are free!). Free tickets for Junot Diaz are available here: https://t.co/ehKbjkk0RT Free tickets for Richard Ford are available here: https://t.co/ojBnw27CcJ Tickets are also available at Quail Ridge Books and … Continued

Schedule is Live!

The schedule for the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival is live! Download and print your own copy.

Parent Workshop announced

Parents of children K-5, want to better understand the Common Core standards and how you can help your child meet them? Join us for a free parent workshop on March 24. More information here.


Our lineup additions for the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival are as follows: 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 … Continued


The lineup announcement for the 2014 NC Literary Festival is coming on January 23rd!  Stay tuned to this website, or if you can’t wait, head on over to www.quailridgebooks.com and sign up for Quail Mail, which will give you a … Continued

Stay tuned for lineup announcement and volunteer info!

Hi All, Please sign up for our e-mail list and check back in mid-January for our lineup announcement and volunteer sign-up form.  We have some great events planned for the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival.  We can’t wait to share … Continued

James McBride wins National Book Award

James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction for his novel The Good Lord Bird.   George Packer won the Nonfiction award for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America   Mary Szybist won for Poetry with Incarnadine.   … Continued

Eleanor Catton Wins Booker Prize

Eleanor Catton, 28, became the youngest author to win the Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries.  Ms. Catton was born in Canada and now resides in New Zealand.  This year’s Booker competition is the last before American authors become eligible … Continued