Book and author events August-September 2016

Published 12:00 pm Saturday, August 27, 2016

Author Events

  • Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
    Cedric Tillman, poetry reading – Main Street Books — Davidson, NC 126 S. Main St., Davidson.
  • Sept. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    M.J. Simms-Maddox, book signing, 
    South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., Salisbury

    “Priscilla” is the prequel in the Priscilla Trilogy and the author’s debut as a fiction writer.

    The trilogy chronicles the coming-of-age and the adventures of an African American young woman abducted from her comfort zone in the American Midwest to southern Africa — Zimbabwe and apartheid-ruled South Africa — and, back home again. The middle story and the sequel are forthcoming.

  • Sept. 14, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    “Courage is Abundant in the Abstract”  Selena Einwechter
    South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., Salisbury

Book Festival/Conference/Panels/Workshops

  • Sept. 8-11
    Winston-Salem Festival of Books and Authors – Featuring 40+ Authors. Readings, book signings, panels, exhibitors, Family-friendly area. Free and ticketed events. Bookmarks is located inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    (336) 747-1471



  • Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Authors Out of Carolina – Main Street Books — Davidson, NC – Kim Wright (“Last Ride to Graceland’), Joy Callaway (“Fifth Avenue Artist Society”), Erika Marks (“The Last Treasure”) and Marybeth Whalen (“The Things We Wish Were True”) will discuss what it means to be a Southern writer in 2016


  • Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ET)
    Memoir Writing for Adults – Kannapolis Library , 850 Mountain St Kannapolis. Ever wanted to write your personal story? Come to a FREE class on how to write a memoir. The class will specifically focus on writing unique memories and memories from childhood. Light refreshments will be provided.


  • Oct. 15, 2016 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Carolina Book Fest 2016 – Opportunity to meet more than 80 bestselling authors from all genres. Charlotte; $15 ticket.

Adult Book Clubs

  • Book Bites Book Club, South Rowan Regional Rowan Public Library – Do you enjoy good books, fun fellowship, and tasty food?  If so, join us for this free book club where we discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme.  (“Peter Pan” Aug. 30 6-8 p.m.,  Sept. 27, “The Graveyard Book.”)


  • Sustainability Book Club hosted by Bread Riot, second Thursdays 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m. at South Main Book Co., Salisbury (Sept. 8, “The Kitchen Counter Cooking School” by Kathleen Flinn)


  • College, Career, and Coffee Book Club – Adult book club program at the Statesville branch of the Iredell County Public Library. The first Thursday of every month, we gather together to discuss the books we have read dealing with a particular theme. Instead of everyone reading the same book, we are able to read according to our preferences within a general topic. August- Blue Books (meets Sept. 1) September- Book Club Selections (meets Oct. 6)


  • South Main Book Co. September Book Club Selection ~ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer. (Sept. 1, 6-7 p.m.)


  • DIBS Book Discussion: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 6:00 PM, Concord Library, 27 Union Street Concord NC. From the 1920’s to present-day, Tyler unfolds the lives of four generations of Whitshanks in and around the sprawling, lovingly-worn home that has always been their anchor.

Book Sales/Fundraising for Library

  • Saturday, Aug. 27,  10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Troutman Library-Barnes & Noble Book Fair  Fundraising event for the Iredell County Public Library Makerspace program. In celebration of the upcoming community novel written by library patrons and staff in collaboration with Mitchell Community College staff members, we are hosting a book fair at the Hickory Barnes & Noble. All you have to do is make a purchase in the store (great or small, there is no minimum amount you need to purchase) and tell the cashier you are there to support the Iredell Makerspace book fair. A portion of those sales will go to the Makerspace program to help with the printing of the next community novel and future Makerspace programs at all three library branches.


  • Nov. 4 & 5 Friends of the Library Book Sale
    Kannapolis  Library, 850 Mountain Street Kannapolis, NC 28081


Teen/Children – Check local library for events

Rowan Public Library • Iredell Library • Kannapolis  Library

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