These days Bookmarks might be better known for its retail store on West Fourth Street, which opened last year, but the festival bearing the same name and run by the same folks has become the largest in the Carolinas in its 14 years in existence.

This year’s festival features everyone from Kentucky-based bestselling author Silas House to South Africa native Zinzi Clemmons. Like any good book festival, Bookmarks lets fans take their love of the written word and the page into the next realm, with author signings and panel discussions.

Visit the website for the full list of authors and schedule.


Zinzi Clemmons: Haunting loneliness of death features in debut novel

Roshani Choksi: Science fiction with a purpose

Georgann Eubanks: North Carolina foodways from an essayist

Tracy Deonn Walker: Black pushback

Crystal Hana Kim: Twice a refugee

Silas House: Blue rooms of Kentucky



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