Tate Street Festival Success!

GR Poetry Editor, Jessica Plante, and UNCG MFA Fiction candidate, Doua Thoa

Saturday's event on Tate Street was a big success. Our little Greensboro Review table was decked out for the first day of fall complete with some zinnias fresh from the S. Lindsey Street Farmer's Market. We covered the table with issues of The Review and sold quite a few copies of back issues (which were going for $2 a piece!). We also raffled off a copy of resident novelist, and UNCG faculty, Michael Parker's book The Watery Part of the World, as well as David Roderick's Blue Colonial which won the APR/Honickman 1st Book Prize in 2006, and Spring Garden Press' Brewing in Eden by Elizabeth Volpe. All of the books were generously donated by the authors and Spring Garden Press.

We also teamed up with the fabulous folks at Tate Street High Society for a wildly popular street-side poetry contest! So many Festival attendees participated in the contest that we ran out of paper and people were seen hunched over constructing their verses during the festival. Please check out the Tate Street Blog for lots of fun literary stuff to read.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table, and a special thanks to our new subscribers! Congratulations to our raffle winners: GREG BROWN, Spencer Auten, Mike Peake, Nina Yourt, Olivia Carteaux, and Lucy Barden!