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Books by the Banks is Back!
November 18, 2023
10am - 4pm | Duke Energy Convention Center
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The 2023 Books By the Banks Festival

The 2023 Books by the Banks regional book festival promises to be one of our best ever with the return of all your favorite activities!

  • 100+ national, regional, and local authors
  • Author Panel discussions on reading, writing, and publishing
  • Kids’ Corner with all day fun for kids with arts & crafts, story times, and more
  • Teen Scene
  • Writing & Getting Published panels with experts from local universities and national publishers
  • 2023 Writing Contest in Prose and Poetry in adult and teen categories

For details on our planned 2023 activities, please click the 2023 Festival tab.

2023 Writing Contest

The writing contest has expanded! We will now be holding separate contests for prose (fiction and nonfiction) and poetry.

Submit to one or both in either the teen or adult category. Prizes will be awarded for prose and poetry in teen and adult categories.

Calling all volunteers!

As an all-volunteer non-profit, we can use your help. We will need volunteers in Kids’ Corner, Teen Scene, welcoming and directing people as they arrive at Duke Energy Convention Center, greeting, checking in and being stage assistants in the Author Pavilion and setup and teardown.


You can make a difference.

You or your company can contribute to the success of Books by the Banks.

Author Submissions

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Get in touch with us.

Contact us today to learn more about Books By the Banks and the many opportunities for writers, volunteers, sponsors and all who love books.