Local Arts

Charlotte arts ’18-19: Literary events


April 5-14, 2019: Sensoria: A festival celebrating literature and the arts with poet/essayist Hanif Abdurraqib appearing April 11; sensoria.cpcc.edu/events/

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

Nov. 1: Verse & Vino 2018. Fifth annual fundraiser for the public library, featuring five New York Times best-selling authors. Confirmed at press time: Paula McLain (“Love and Ruin”); Casey Gerald (“There Will Be No Miracles Here”); Julia Reed (“South Toward Home”); Elliot Ackerman (“Waiting for Eden”).

Charlotte Writers Club


Sept. 18: Randell Jones.

Nov. 20: Patrice Gopo.

Dec. 18: Jeff Jackson.

Feb. 19, 2019: Kathy Izard.

April 16: Dannye Romine Powell.

May 21: Judy Goldman.

Davidson College

315 N. Main St., Davidson; www.davidson.edu/the-arts/literary-arts

Sept. 25: Janet Mock. The Reynolds Lecture by the writer/host/producer/advocate and author of “Redefining Realness.”



Sept. 27: Laila Lalami.

Oct. 4: Li-Young Lee.

Oct. 25: Ken Liu.

Nov. 8: Matthias Goritz and Aaron Coleman.

Nov. 15: Juan Felipe Herrera.

Jan. 21, 2019: Joshua Bennett.

Feb. 7: Armistead Maupin.

Feb. 28: Anne-Marie Fyfe and Cahal Dallat.

March 7: Louise Penny.

March 21: Kao Kalia Yang.

April 3-6: Naomi Shihab Nye.

Women’s National Book Association Charlotte


Oct. 15: Bibliofeast: Kathryn Schwille, Elaine Neil Orr, Sue Halpern, Lee Zacharias, J.T. Ellison, Donna Everhart, Webb Hubbell.