Reading Matters

D.C. poet Sandra Beasley at two events this weekend

Award-winning poet and nonfiction writer Sandra Beasley will be in Charlotte for two events this weekend.

On Friday at 8 p.m., she will give a reading and talk at New Frequencies at the McColl Center, 721 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

On Saturday, Beasley will lead a workshop for poets and writers at the Charlotte Center for Literary Arts, 1819 Central Ave.

Her workshop topic is: “What we Talk about When We Talk about Voice.” The workshop is limited to 12 participants. To register:

Beasley is the author of three poetry collections: “Count the Waves” (W. W. Norton, 2015); “I Was the Jukebox” (W. W. Norton, 2010), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and “Theories of Falling” (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2008), winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa. She is also the author of the memoir “Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life.”