Friday, August 31, 2007

Literary Events this Fall

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
September 10 -- Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea, 7 PM, Robinson Hall
October 9 -- Kathy Reichs and Jim Tabor, "Dead Bones Talk and Silent Stones Speak", 8 PM, Robinson Hall
October 16 -- James McBride, The Color of Water, 7 PM, Cone Center

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
September 14 and 15
Burnsville, NC
Book signings, author readings, writing workshops, etc.
(there is a fee for the writing workshops)

Rowan Public Library Summer Reading Challenge
Sponsored by the Friends of RPL and Libretto Book Club
October 16 at 6:30
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury
A reception will follow discussion of the following books:
Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World by Kati Marton
Family History by Dani Shapiro
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
(You may attend even if you haven't read all the books) (free)

Novello Festival of Reading
"A festival celebrating books and learning, presented by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County."
If you've never attended Novello, you need to give it a try. It is packed full of author readings, book signings, food tastings, and so much more! It begins on Thursday, September 27 and goes through October 27. Many of the events are free (but tickets are required), including the popular Carolina Writer's Night on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.

Lenoir-Rhyne College
Visiting Writers Series: In Their Own Words
Among others, the following authors of note will speak at 8:00 PM on the following dates:
Nov. 1 -- Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes, Tis, Teacher Man (free)
Nov. 29 -- Tracy Kidder, author of Pfeiffer's 2007-2008 Freshman Seminar summer reading selection, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (free)

Appalachian State University
Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series
November 8 at 7:30 PM -- Robert Morgan will discuss his nonfiction work, Boone: A Biography (free)

Davidson College
February 26 at 8 PM -- Michael Chabon will discuss The Yiddish Policeman's Union (free)

Many of these events may qualify for cultural credit.