Authors in the area

Family law expert Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, author of “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Benjamin Franklin to Lionel Tate” ($27.95, Princeton University Press), speaks at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road. Tickets are on sale for a $50 minimum contribution to the Council for Children's Rights. Woodhouse also speaks at a lunch at noon Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Free, but call 704-372-7961 to reserve a seat.