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Feb. 10: Davidson College English professors Shireen Campbell ("Frogheart") and Alan Michael Parker ("Whale Man"), 7:30 p.m., C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.

March 17: Davidson College's Alan Michael Parker and Herb Jackson present "10 Days," 7:30 p.m., Alvarez College Union.

May 2: U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin ("Migration: New and Selected Poems"), 8 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall. Free, but tickets required.


Hickory. Free.

Feb. 3: Playwright-in-residence Amina McIntyre ("Most Eligible Bachelor"), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.

Feb. 24: Kevin Young ("Jelly Roll: A Blues"), 7 p.m., Belk Centrum.

March 31: David Baldacci ("The Whole Truth"), 7 p.m., P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

April 9: Deborah Wiles ("Love, Ruby Lavender"), noon, P.E. Monroe Auditorium.


Free unless noted.

Today: Peter Stitt ("Uncertainty and Plentitude") and television writer Dave Johnson, 8 p.m., Sykes Auditorium.

Friday: Morri Creech ("Field Knowledge") and Fred Leebron ("Six Figures"), 8:15 p.m., Sykes Auditorium.

Feb. 24: Q & A with "Topograph" editor Jeff Jackson, 6:30 p.m., readings from "Topograph" contributors, 7:30 p.m., Sykes Auditorium.

March 3: Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln") 7 p.m., Dana Auditorium, $40.

March 10: Michael Knight ("The Typist"), 8 p.m., Sykes Auditorium.

March 14 and 15: Friends of the Library Book and Author events featuring Sarah Addison Allen ("The Girl Who Chased the Moon"), Angela Davis-Gardner ("Plum Wine") and Minrose Gwin ("The Queen of Palmyra"). March 14 dinner, 7 p.m., $55; March 15 luncheon, 11:30 a.m., $40.