All events free unless noted.
Central Piedmont Community College
April 8: Joseph Bathanti (Anson County), 7 p.m., Tate Hall.
April 9: Richard Blanco (Looking for the Gulf Motel), 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Halton Theater.
April 10: Margalit Fox (The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code), time and place to be announced.
Oct. 9: Al Young (Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry), 7:30 p.m., Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.
Oct. 24: Bobbie Ann Mason (The Girl in the Blue Beret), Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.
Oct. 29: Pat Mora (Chants), 7:30 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building.
Nov. 4: David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), 7:30 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall. Tickets are free, but reservations required: 704-894-2135.
Sept. 12: Jon Meacham (Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power), 7 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
Sept. 13: Martin Marty (Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
Oct.14: James Dodson (American Triumvirate: Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the Modern Age of Golf), 7 p.m., Green Room Community Theatre, Newton.
Oct. 17: Junot Diaz (This Is How You Lose Her), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
Nov. 12: A.S. Byatt (The Childrens Book), 7 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
Nov. 21: Lou Berney (Gutshot Straight), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
Jan. 16: Belle Boggs (Mattaponi Queen), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
Feb. 20: Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
March 6: Joseph Bathanti (Anson County), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
March 27: Sherman Alexie (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.
April 5: Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House series), noon, P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
Levine Museum of the New South
Sept. 30: Henry Louis Gates (Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008), on his research and new television series, 7 p.m., McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. Free, but tickets must be reserved at drgatessept30.eventbrite.com.
Queens University of Charlotte
Oct. 4: Readings by alumni and students in Queens Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing, including Mardi Jo Link (Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm), 8:30 p.m., Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center.
Oct. 10: Michael Pollan (Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation) on how cooking can change your life, 7 p.m., Dana Auditorium. Tickets: $40, carolinatix.org.
Oct. 29: Irania Patterson (Wings and Dreams: The Legend of Angel Falls) tells scary stories from Latin America, 7 p.m., Ketner Auditorium, Sykes Learning Center.
Nov. 25: Park Road Books owners Sally Brewster and Frazer Dobson discuss books for the holiday season, 10 a.m., Burwell Hall.
Sept. 24: Jonathan Marks (Why I Am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge), 6:30 p.m., UNCC Center City.
Nov. 13: Aimee Parkison (The Innocent Party), 6:30 p.m., J. McKnight Hall at the Cone University Center.
Feb. 13: Allison Stedman (Rococo Fiction in France, 1600-1715: Seditious Frivolity), 6:30 p.m., J. Murrey Atkins Library.
March 20: Martha Kropf (Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform), 6:30 p.m., UNCC Center City.
Oct. 24: David Sedaris (Lets Explore Diabetes With Owls), 7:30 p.m., tickets $28-$47, carolinatix.org.
Womens National Book Association Bibliofeast
Oct. 14: Book talk and dinner with eight authors, including Rebecca Lee (Bobcat and Other Stories), Cassandra King (Moonrise), Tommy Hays (What I Came to Tell You), Susan Gregg Gilmore (The Funeral Dress) and John Milliken Thompson (Love and Lament), 6 p.m., Maggianos Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Ticket information TBA.
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