//What’cha Reading? February 25, 2021//

Good books, apples for the offering, a historic graveyard, and fresh Mediterranean eats.

// The Good News //

a photo of the outside window of scuppernong books in greensboro nc with a sign in the window that says "books picked fresh daily"

Exciting news! The Greensboro Bound Literary Festival announced their 2021 lineup of authors and are going virtual this year with 21 live and pre-recorded interviews available to the public for free.

Put it on your schedule for May 13-16! Get on the mailing list and look forward to hearing from some of your favorite authors (or soon to be favorites!), from Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist), to Allan Gurganus (Plays Well With Others and Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All). Grab your copies at Scuppernong!

// Did You Know? //

the statue of minerva on the campus of uncg with apples and offerings placed on its pedestal.

There’s a tradition at UNCG where students place apples, notes, and other offerings, at the base of the Minerva statue on campus for good luck at the start of the semester or to do well on upcoming exams. A recent walk through campus saw painted stones, plushies, and apples with bites taken out of them along her pedestal. Good luck students!

// Local Flavor //

the back entrance to the food court of the piedmont building in downtown greensboro

We are excited to hear that Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill has returned to a physical location in downtown Greensboro. They join fellow restaurants Poke Bowl, Midori Japanese Hibachi and Flaviano’s Mexican Restaurant in the food court hallway of the Piedmont Building at 114 Elm Street.

// Spaces //

a photo of the plaque at the union cemetery in greensboro nc with grass and gravestones and trees behind it.

There’s a Union Cemetery on the corner of South Elm Street and E. Whittington Street and it is the oldest African American Cemetery in Greensboro, established in 1880. There are about 45 gravestones in the cemetery, though it is thought as many as 400 people may be buried there. Old family names can be seen on the markers that are familiar to Greensboro such as Nocho.

// Parting Shot //

a photo of a mural on the side of a brick wall that says the future is now 2021 by gina elizabeth franco

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