April is by far the cruellest month when it comes to books, writers and such - at least in North Carolina.
Poetry GSO again has a full schedule of poetry events, highlighted by poet Luis Rodriguez on April 9. Click for a complete schedule. I'll be reading in the coffee house on April 29.
Over in Durham, the 2006 North Carolina Festival of the Book runs from April 24-30, with appearances by Barbara Kingsolver, Robert Olen Butler, Haven Kimmel, Samuel Delany, Quincy Trope, Madison Smartt Bell, Jill McCorkle ... well, take a look.