Belmont Abbey College

Unless noted, events are in Student Commons. 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road, Belmont. Free. 888-222-0110. www.bac.edu.

SEPT. 15 – Da Chen (“The Colors of the Mountain”), 7:30 p.m., Wheeler Center gymnasium.

OCT. 24 – Steven Hayward on “‘Modernizing Conservatism' and Other Oxymorons,” 11 a.m..

OCT. 24 – Wilfred McClay on “Sowing and Reaping: Cycles of American Conservatism,” 2 p.m..

OCT. 24 – Atlas Economic Research Foundation's Leonard Liggio, “American Conservatism in Historical Perspective,” 3:30 p.m..

OCT. 24 – George Nash on “How Firm a Foundation? The Prospects for American Conservatism,” 7 p.m.

OCT. 25 – Robert Young on “‘This Purifying of Wit…Which We Commonly Call Learning': Conservatism and the Future of Liberal Learning,” 9:30 a.m.

OCT. 25 – Daniel Mahoney, on “Tocqueville and the Renewal of American Conservatism,” 11 a.m.

OCT. 25 – Marc Henrie, on “Rethinking American Conservatism …Yet Again,” 2 p.m.

OCT. 25 – Robert Preston, executive director of The Bradley Institute for the Study of Christian Culture, on “Richard Weaver and the Future of Conservatism: The Past as Prologue,” 3:30 p.m.

Davidson College

102 N. Main St., Davidson. Free. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu/tickets.

OCT. 6 – Dorothy Allison (“Bastard Out of Carolina”) 7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall.

OCT. 23 Alan Michael Parker (“Elephants & Butterflies”) and Brooke Parkhurst (“Belle in the Big Apple,” to be published Sept. 16), 7 p.m., location TBA.

NOV. 2 – “An Appalachian Songbook: North Carolina in Word, Music, and Song,” with N.C. Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer, soprano Jacquelyn Culpepper and pianist Phillip Bush, 7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center. Free, but tickets required.

FEB. 5 – “Crossing Rivers IV,” Faculty Chamber Music Recital for Contralto, Cello, and Piano with text by poet Alan Michael Parker and music by Jennifer Stasack, 7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center.

MARCH 11 – Poet Robert Samuel Gwynn, editor of the Penguin Pocket Anthology series, 7:30 p.m., 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.

APRIL 16 – Poet Pablo Medina (“Cigar Roller: A Novel and Points of Balance/Puntos de apoyo”), 7:30 p.m., 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.

Johnson C. Smith University

100 Beatties Ford Road. www.jcsu.edu. All events are free, at 7:30 p.m. in Sarah Belk Gambrell Auditorium.

SEPT. 10 – Former Washington Post reporter Patrice Gaines, “The Power of One: Making Change, Making Connections.”

SEPT. 16 – UNC Chapel Hill Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp, “WE THE PEOPLE . . .The United States Constitution: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”

SEPT. 24 – Duke University's Arlie Petters on "Science, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Success."

NOV. 5 – California Poet Laureate Al Young.

MARCH 26 – Poet Indigo Moor.

MARCH 27 –Black Ink Monks Performance Poetry.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory. Free. www.lrc.edu/visitingwriters or contact Rand Brandes at 828-328-7077 or brandes@lrc.edu.

SEPT. 25 – Galway Kinnell, winner of Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, 8 p.m., Belk Centrum.

OCT. 2 – Anna Quindlen (“Black and Blue”), 8 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

NOV. 6 – Jonathan Kozol (“Letters to a Young School Teacher”), 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

FEB. 19 – Terry McMillan (“Waiting to Exhale”), 8 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

MARCH 26 – Julie Fay (“Blue Scorpion”), 8 p.m., Belk Centrum.

APRIL 4 –Bruce Lansky (“Mary Had a Little Jam”), 1 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Levine Museum of the New South

200 E. Seventh. St. 704-333-1887.

DEC. 6 – Southern Book Fair. Authors, talks, tastings and music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with paid museum admission.

Novello Festival of Reading

Unless noted, events at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. www.novellofestival.org.

OCT. 2 – Scott Turow (“Presumed Innocent”).7 p.m. $15.

OCT. 10 – Live Trout, storytelling, poetry, puppetry and song, featuring Timmy and Susana Abell. 7 p.m. Free, but tickets required.

OCT. 11 – Book Brunch. Meet authors and illustrators of youth literature, 9:30 a.m. Free.

OCT. 11 – WordPlay Saturday. Literary festival for kids and teens includes crafts, performances, costume characters and food. 11 a.m. Free.

OCT. 12 – Nancy Pearl (“Booklust”). 2 p.m. $15.

OCT. 15 – Khaled Hosseini (“The Kite Runner,” “A Thousand Splendid Suns”). 7 p.m. $35, $25, $15. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.

OCT. 16 – Armistead Maupin (“Tales of the City,” “Michael Tolliver Lives”). 7 p.m. $15.

OCT. 17 – Titans of graphic novels with Harvey Pekar (“American Splendor”) and Alison Bechdel (“Dykes to Watch Out For”). 7 p.m. $15.

OCT. 21 – Carolina Writers' Night. Featuring John Hart (“Down River,” “The King of Lies”). 7 p.m. Free, but tickets required.

OCT. 23 – Grown Deep Like the Rivers: African American Poetry in Charlotte. Featuring Slam Charlotte. 7 p.m. Free, but tickets required.

OCT. 25 – Colson Whitehead (“Apex Hides the Hurt,” “John Henry Days”). 7 p.m. $15.

OCT. 29 – Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski detective novels). 7 p.m. $15.

OCT. 30 – Windy City Clues. Chicago-style food and drinks with Sara Paretsky, author of the V. I. Warshawski detective novels. 6 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at door. Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.

Queens University at Charlotte


OCT. 9 – Tierney Cahill (“Ms. Cahill for Congress: One Fearless Teacher, Her Sixth-Grade Class and the Election that Changed Their Lives Forever,” to be published Oct. 14). 7 p.m. $20. Dana Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. www.queens.edu/learningsociety.

MARCH 9 – Book & Author dinner featuring John Hart (“The King of Lies”), Ron Rash (Serena,” to be published Oct. 7). 7 p.m. Cost: TBA. Frances Young Dining Room, 1900 Selwyn Ave.

MARCH 10 – Book & Author luncheon featuring Hart, Rash. Noon. Cost: TBA. Frances Young Dining Room. 704-337-2437.

UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd. All events are free. www.uncc.edu.

SEPT. 24 – Barbara Presnell (“Piece Work”), Belk Theatre in Robinson Hall, 8 p.m., following chamber music performance of “Mill Village.”

SEPT. 29 – Morgan Spurlock (“Don't Eat This Book”), 7 p.m. Cone Center.

SEPT. 30 – Tim Weiner “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA”), time and place TBA.

OCT. 15 – Dan Geer (“Economics and Strategies Of Data Security”), time TBA, Cone Center.

OCT. 15 – Rich Baich (“Winning as a CISO”), time TBA, McKnight Hall in Cone Center.

OCT. 15 – Tom Gallagher (“Hunting Security Bugs”), time TBA, Cone Center.

OCT. 21 – Sonia Nazario (“Enrique's Journey”), 7 p.m., Cone Center.

OCT. 30 – U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., (“America: Our Next Chapter”), time and place TBA.

NOV. 18 – Marshall I. Goldman (“Petrostate: Putin, Power and the New Russia”), time and place TBA.

NOV. 18 – Michael Gomez (“Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas”), time and place TBA.

FEB. 11 – Earl Smith (“Race, Sport and the American Dream”), time and place TBA.

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