Monday Musings: N.K. Jemisin in Statesville this weekend, and Lev Grossman and Junot Diaz kick of the NC Literary Festival next week!

Monday, March 24, 2014: Via regular contributors The Exploding Spaceship comes news that Statesville, NC’s Mitchell Community College will host award-winning author N.K. Jemisin this weekend (Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29) as part of the 2014 Doris Betts Spring Writers Festival. There are author readings, (free!) writing workshops, and more. If you’re in the Piedmont area, check it out!

Meanwhile, here in the Triangle we’re getting very ready and very excited about next week’s North Carolina Literary Festival, kicking off with featured readings by Lev Grossman (Thursday, April 3, 7:30 pm) and Junot Diaz (Friday, April 4, 7 pm) ahead of a weekend packed with panelists such as Peter Straub, Karen Joy Fowler, John Kessel, R.L. Stine, and many, many more, all free — though some events, like the Junot Diaz reading, require free pre-registration.

More? Here’s the latest handout flyer [handout-2014-03-20.pdf] of upcoming events, including the just-announced Flyleaf Books event with Ann VanderMeer, set for April 21. As always, check the latest newsletter for the most comprehensive listings of events and book releases!


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