Events, Literary

Literary Festival By the Numbers

A news release from UNC News Services gives these figures about the North Carolina Literary Festival that took place Sept. 10-13 on the UNC campus.

  • Total attendance: 12,000
  • Visitors to the children’s activity tent: 3,000
  • Presentations given: 67, by 100 authors
  • Books sold: 2,200
  • Books donated to the pediatric oncology clinic at UNC Hospitals: 600
  • Festival volunteers: 250
  • Festival Twitter followers: 495

The free public festival, funded by gifts and grants, is organized and sponsored every other year by the libraries of UNC and Duke and North Carolina State universities, with additional support from North Carolina Central University. For more information, visit


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