On March 3, 2017, the National Humanities Center will host Novel Sounds II, its second conference on the relationship between literature and rock and roll (click here for a write-up on the first Novel Sounds conference). Organized by Professor Florence Dore, a current NHC fellow, the conference will include a keynote roundtable with music critic Peter Guralnick, novelist Roddy Doyle, and Grammy award-winning musician Steve Earle. To conclude the conference, Earle will give an 8 PM performance at UNC's Memorial Hall. Registration is $50 for general admission and $30 for students and senior citizens; tickets for Earle's performance must be purchased separately. For more information and to register, please visit the conference webpage.