Literary events

All events free unless noted.

Central Piedmont Community College

704-330-6534; cpcc.edu/arts

April 15: Chris Abani (“The Secret History of Las Vegas”), Halton Theatre.

April 16: Molly Antopol (“The UnAmericans: Stories”), Tate Hall.

Davidson College

704-894-2472; davidson.edu

Sept. 11: Halina Duraj (“The Family Cannon”) and Jacob Paul (“Sarah/Sara”), Carolina Inn.

Oct. 1: Anya von Bremzen, (“Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing”), 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.

Oct. 15: Merle Collins, (“The Colour of Forgetting”), Carolina Inn.

Oct. 16: Marjane Satrapi (“Persepolis”), Duke Family Performance Hall. Reservations required: 704-894-2135.

Nov. 2: Brenda Flanagan (“Mississippi God Damn”), Tyler-Tallman Hall. Jazz singer Toni Tupponce and pianist Lovell Bradford will accompany Flanagan’s reading with songs by Nina Simone.

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory; visitingwriters.lr.edu

Sept. 25: Spoken-word poet Joshua Bennett, P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Oct. 23: Rebecca Skloot (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Nov. 13: Colum McCann (“Let the Great World Spin”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Jan. 19: Jesmyn Ward (“Salvage the Bones”), Belk Centrum.

Feb. 12: Katherine Howe (“The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane”), Belk Centrum.

Feb. 26: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, Belk Centrum.

March 5: Nadia Bolz-Weber (“Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

April 18: Joyce Hostetter (“Blue”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Levine Museum

of the New South


Oct. 12: Heath Lee (“Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause”)

Queens University of Charlotte


Oct. 2: Bob Woodruff (“In An Instant”), Dana Auditorium, $40 at carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000.

Oct. 16: Sarah Creech (“Season of the Dragonflies”) and Julie Funderburk (“Thoughts to Fold Into Birds”), Ketner Auditorium.

Nov. 6: Russell Crandall (“America’s Dirty Wars: Irregular Warfare from 1776 to the War on Terror”), Ketner Auditorium.

Nov. 6: Jacob Bacharach (“The Bend of the World”), Ketner Auditorium.

Nov. 19: Roger Baumgarte (“Friends Beyond Borders”), Ketner Auditorium.

Nov. 24: Holiday books and coffee, a discussion of books for the holiday season, McInnes Parlors, Burwell Hall.

UNC Charlotte


Sept. 11: James Grymes (“Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour”), with performances of related music throughout the evening, Belk Theater, Robinson Hall.

Sept. 18: Scott Fitzgerald (“Middle Class Meltdown in America: Causes, Consequences and Remedies”), 6:30 p.m., UNCC Center City, 320 E. 9th St. Reservations requested: https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/ps/register/.

Oct. 2: Adrian Miller (“Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time”), UNCC Center City.

Oct. 17-18: Center City Literary Festival, 320 E. 9th St. Writers James Grymes, Christopher Davis, Mark de Castrique, Sandra Govan and Grace Ocasio, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17. A festival of children’s literature, art, theater and music featuring authors and hands-on activities, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18.

Nov. 11: James Tabor (“Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity”), UNCC Center City. Reservations requested: https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/ps/register/.

Nov. 17: Jacob Goldenberg (“Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results”), UNCC Center City, $25 or free for UNCC students, faculty and staff. Tickets: http://belkcollege.uncc.edu/.

Feb. 10: John David Smith (“Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops”), UNCC Center City. Reservations requested: https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/ps/register/.

March 24: Paula Connolly (“Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790-2010”), J. Murrey Atkins Library. Reservations requested: https://clas-pages.uncc.edu/ps/register/.