For those looking to get in a "bind", the book festival held annually at Francis Marion University is the place to be. Four nationally known and bestselling authors and poets, and their avid readers, will descend upon the university Nov. 8 and 9 at the Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival, which is free and open to the public.
The two-day festival will celebrate and promote literature and reading with renowned authors Jane Yolen, Evie Shockley, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Tom Franklin, and Allison Joseph. There will be readings, lectures, and panel discussions. A number of topics will be covered and there will be opportunities for book signings.