All events free unless noted.
Central Piedmont Community College
April 16: Alan Armstrong (“Racing the Moon”), 9:30 a.m., Taylor Hall. Armstrong and CPCC President Tony Zeiss will discuss writing historical fiction for young adults, 11 a.m., Tate Hall.
April 17: Ron Rash (“The Cove”), 10:30 a.m., Halton Theater, 7:30 p.m., Pease Auditorium.
Sept. 18: GB Tran (“Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey”), 7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall.
Nov. 1: Bobbie Ann Mason (“The Girl in the Blue Beret”), 7:30 p.m., C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.
Nov. 13: Dorothy Allison (“Bastard Out of Carolina”), 7:30 p.m., C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.
Dec. 3: Nicholas Kristof (“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,”), 7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall.
Sept. 27: Nicholas Carr (“The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains”), 7 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
Oct. 18: Bernice McFadden (“Gathering of Waters”), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
Nov. 1: Marie Howe (“The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems”), 7 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
Queens University of Charlotte
Sept. 28: Elissa Schappell (“Blueprints for Building Better Girls”), 3 p.m., Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center.
Oct. 20: Elissa Schappell and Fred Leebron (“In the Middle of All This”) will be keynote speakers at the Second Annual Writers Symposium, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Queens Sports Complex and Conference Center. General session, $125. Afternoon master classes available for additional cost.
Sept. 27: Michael Beschloss (“Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America”), 2 p.m., Student Union. Free, tickets required.
Oct. 23: Staceyann Chin (“The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir”), 7 p.m., McKnight Hall.
Nov. 2: Andrew Hartley and David Hewson (“Macbeth – A Novel”), 7:30 p.m., Rowe Recital Hall.