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“Will Read for Food” Benefit Reading for Greensboro

The 16th anniversary of “Will Read for Food,” the annual program of readings by local authors, will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Weatherspoon Auditorium.

The suggested donation is $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

The fund-raiser will also involve a raffle of autographed books and literary magazines, with raffle tickets available at the door. All proceeds will go to Greensboro charitable agencies. “Will Read for Food” was first organized as “Writer’s Harvest” in 1994 by English Department faculty member Hope Hodgkins. Since 1995, the annual benefit has been run by novelist and short story writer Michael Parker and has featured faculty from the MFA Writing Program as well as other authors from across the Triad.

Participants will include Lorraine Ahern, Rebecca Black, Fred Chappell, Stuart Dischell, Holly Goddard Jones, Craig Nova, Michael Parker, David Roderick, Mark Smith-Soto and Lee Zacharias. Books by participating authors will be on sale both before and after the event.

There will be free appetizers and live music courtesy of the UNCG Alumni Association, Tate Street Coffee House and the Weatherspoon.