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Literary highlights

All events free unless noted.

Central Piedmont Community College

cpcc.edu/arts; 704-330-6534.

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”), 11 a.m., CPCC Pease Auditorium.

April 10: Margalit Fox (“Writing obituaries for The New York Times”), 7 p.m., CPCC Tate Hall.

Davidson College

704-894-2472, davidson.edu

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.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, visitingwriters.lr.edu

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 Children’s 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

museumofthenewsouth.org

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

queens.edu

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.

UNC Charlotteuncc.edu

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.

Wingate University

battecenter.org

Oct. 24: David Sedaris (“Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls”), 7:30 p.m., tickets $28-$47, carolinatix.org.

Women’s National Book Association Bibliofeast

wnba-charlotte.org

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., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Ticket information TBA.

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