Literary notes

Literary Calendar for May 18-24


SIGNING: Kate Jacobs (``Comfort Food''), 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive. 704-602-9800.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE BOOK CLUB: Jung Chang's ``Wild Swans,'' 7 p.m., International House, 322 Hawthorne Lane. New participants welcome. 704-333-8099.


CHARLOTTE WRITERS' CLUB: The monthly meeting will host a signing with W. Eric Emerson (``Sons of Privilege''), 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers.


SIGNING: Gin Phillips (``The Well and the Mine''), 6:30 p.m., Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road. 704-525-9239.


POETRY READING/OPEN MIKE: Join nationally published poets Jayne Jaudon Ferrer and Dana Wildsmith, 7 p.m., Park Road Books. Bring your poems; open mike will follow the reading.


WRITING RETREAT: ``Your Journey Begins'' writing retreat, June 6-8 at the Light Center, Black Mountain. An exploratory writers' retreat for beginning writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction led by Cathy Smith Bowers and Karon Luddy. Details:;