Local Arts

Literary events

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

Central Piedmont Community College

These events are part of the 2016 Sensoria Festival April 8-16 at CPCC. sensoria.cpcc.edu.

April 12: Amelia Morris

( “Bon Appeptempt: A Coming of Age Story”)

April 13: Amy Bloom

Award-winning fiction writer.

April 14: Fiction writer Ben Marcus

Writer and editor of “New American Stories”

Davidson College

704-894-2472; davidson.edu

Oct. 28: Lee Smith

(“Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History and Guests on Earth” )

Lilly Gallery, Chambers Building.

Nov. 12: Keyne Cheshire, Stephanie Post

Cheshire author of a textbook on Alexander the Great and “Murder at Jagged Rock”, Stephanie Post, (“A Tree Born Crooked”)

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory; visitingwriters.lr.edu

Sept. 10: Jaki Shelton Green

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, Belk Centrum.

Oct. 22: Jeff Hobbs

(“The Tourists,”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Nov. 12: Chuck Klosterman

(“Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

March 31: Garrison Keillor

(“A Prairie Home Companion”) P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

April 7: Anne Lamott

(“Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

April 14: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon

Grace Chapel.

April 23: The Little Read with Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne

(“Smoke & Mirrors”), and (“Magic Tree House Fact Tracker”), P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

Levine Museum of the New South


Oct. 21: Tom Hanchett

(“New South for the New Southerner: How Charlotte Got Segregated”). $5 members; $12 nonmembers.

Queens University of Charlotte


Oct. 4: Historian Mark M. Smith

(“When War Makes Sense: A Sensory History of the American Civil War”), Ketner Auditorium/Sykes Learning Center.

Oct. 8: Poet Joseph Harrison

(“Shakespeare’s Horse”), Ketner Auditorium/Sykes Learning Center.

Nov. 5: Sir Salman Rushdie

Dana Auditorium/E.H. Little Fine Arts Center, $40.

Nov. 10: Author and Poet Claudia Rankine

(“Citizen: An American Lyric”), Ketner Auditorium/Sykes Learning Center.

UNC Charlotte


Sept. 28: Playwright Constance Congdon

(“Tales of the Lost Formicans”), Rowe Recital Hall.