This year’s Literary Homecoming theme “Contrasting Cultural Expressions: Perceptions of Place and Self” explores the impact of shared values and traditions on perceptions both of self and one’s place in the larger global context.
The schedule includes Pamela Duncan, Jim Grimsley, Josephine Humphreys, Alice Eley Jones, Michael Malone, Jill McCorkle, Margaret O'Connor, Carole Boston Weatherford and Michael White.
Events are free (except the $15 author luncheon) and open to the public. Registration for the workshops and author luncheon is required as space is limited.
This year, the Literary Homecoming will kick off with the presentation of the Roberts Award for Literary Inspiration to Nancy Olsen for her work as the owner of Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh and her dedication to promoting and supporting local artists.
On Saturday, Sept. 18, panel discussions and small interactive workshops with authors encourage in-depth discussion regarding process and inspiration. Time will allow for audience members to interact directly with authors to explore issues raised in the sessions and audience members can meet the authors during book signings. An author luncheon with guest speaker Pamela Duncan will be held on Saturday. Additionally, author Josephine Humphreys will deliver the keynote address that afternoon.
See the website for a detailed schedule. Please complete the registration form as there is limited seating for the workshops and luncheon.