Bookmarks

Bookmarks

8 Episodes

Bookmarks began as a literary arts nonprofit in 2004. Over the last 17 years, Bookmarks has worked to connect people with books and authors through an annual Festival of Books & Authors, year-round events, and outreach programs including Authors In Schools and Book Build.

Bookmarks has brought over 850 authors, illustrators, and storytellers to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Authors come from around the region, country, and the world. Bookmarks has hosted winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, American Book Award, National Medal of the Arts, Lincoln Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Coretta Scott King Award, Newberry Award, and a United States Poet Laureate. Bookmarks authors have written more than 1,500 New York Times, national, and international bestsellers, and have spent more than 47 years on The New York Times bestseller list.

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  • In Conversation with Bryan Washington, September 10, 2020

    Episode 1

    Bryan Washington is a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honoree, and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. His first book, the story collection Lot, was a finalist for the NBCC's John Leonard Prize, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Aspen Words L...

  • Bookmarks Presents Stacy McAnulty & Kelly Yang in conversation

    Episode 2

    About Stacy McAnulty:
    Stacy McAnulty is the author of many books for young readers, including The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, The World Ends in April, chapter book series The Dino Files and GoldieBlox, and picture books including Excellent Ed,101 Reasons Why I'm NOT Taking a Bath, and Beau...

  • Bookmarks Presents Tracy Deonn in conversation with Kaylee Neuschafer

    Episode 3

    Bookmarks is thrilled to present an evening with young adult author and North Carolina native, Tracy Deonn, as she discusses her debut sci-fi/fantasy novel, Legendborn.

    About Legendborn:
    After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family mem...

  • Bookmarks Presents Natalie Zina Walschots in Conversation with Becky Chambers

    Episode 4

    Bookmarks is excited to present Natalie Zina Walschots on virtual tour for her new novel, Hench. Natalie will be in conversation with past festival author Becky Chambers.
    About Hench:
    The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, ...

  • Bookmarks Presents Lunch with John Grisham & Louise Penny

    Episode 5

    Bookmarks Presents Lunch with John Grisham & Louise Penny

    About A Time for Mercy:
    Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his stor...

  • In Conversation : Dr. Yusef Salaam

    Episode 6

    Bookmarks presents : In Conversation with Dr. Yusef Salaam
    About Dr. Yusef Salaam:
    Yusef Salaam is the inspirational speaker and prison reform activist, who, at age fourteen was one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted and sentenced to prison in the Central Park jogger case. In 1997, he lef...

  • In Conversation : Patrick Radden Keefe

    Episode 7

    Bookmarks presents Patrick Radden Keefe in conversation with Beth Macy.

    About Patrick Radden Keefe:
    Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of the New York Times bestseller Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, which ...

  • Bookmarks presents : Leesa Cross Smith in conversation with Naima Coster

    Episode 8

    Bookmarks presents : Leesa Cross Smith in conversation with Naima Coster

    About Leesa Cross-Smith:
    Leesa Cross-Smith is a homemaker and writer from Kentucky. She is the author of So We Can Glow (Grand Central Publishing, 2020), Whiskey & Ribbons (Hub City Press, 2018), Every Kiss A War (Mojave Ri...