Book and Author Events – April 2017

Published 3:37 pm Monday, April 3, 2017

Author Events

  • Thursday April 06, 2017; 7:00 PM
    Book Signing with author Emily Freeman
    celebrated North Carolina author Emily Freeman and highlight the release of her latest adult coloring book It’s Simply Tuesday! The author’s previous works will also be available for pickup and signing.
    Barnes and Noble Birkdale Village 8725 Townley Road Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017; 6:00 p.m.
    Chipper Jones: Behind the Plate
    Families and fans are invited to the home of The Dash to hear Atlanta Braves’ third baseman and one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history, Chipper Jones, talk about his his new memoir Ballplayer. Chipper’s first stop outside of New York – and his only stop in North Carolina – will be in Winston-Salem. Come early and meet Bolt, visit the Kids Zone, get dinner, and play games!   General Admission Ticket options still available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit.
    BB&T Ballpark, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Thursday April 06, 2017; 7:00 PM
    Roshani Chokshi
    Conversation with Roshani Chokshi about her latest novel A Crown of Wishes. Set in the same Indian-inflected fantasy world as The Star-Touched Queen (2016), A Crown of Wishes examines fear, desire and ambition as three protagonists compete in the Tournament of Wishes. S. Jae-Jones author of Winter Song and Renee Ahdieh author of The Rose & the Dagger will be joining Ms. Chokshi.
    Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem
  • Friday April 07, 2017; 7:00 PM
    Ana Castillo and Toi Derricotte – Literary Icon Series
    Award-winning authors Ana Castillo and Toi Derricotte have had long careers as literary stalwarts, activists and advocates. These two ground-breaking writers have each published extensively in poetry and prose and have each written haunting, lyric, genre-defying memoirs on their lives as women-of-color writers.  Sponsored by Center for Women Writers, co-sponsored by Bookmarks. Free & open to the public.
    Huber Theater, Salem College, 601 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Friday, April 7; 7:00 p.m.
    Ann B. Ross
    Evening with Ann B. Ross. In the latest installment of Ms. Ross’s New York Times bestselling series, Miss Julia takes a trip to the beach inviting along a big group of the series favorite characters, only to confront a hurricane roiling off the coast–and all the trouble it washes ashore.
    Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem
  • Saturday April 8, 2017;12 PM – 2 PM
    Author Luncheon at Flatiron Kitchen
    Main Street Books is pleased to announce its inaugural author luncheon! Join writers Kim Wright (author of Last Ride to Graceland), Joy Callaway (author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society), Erika Marks (author of The Last Treasure), and Kim Boykin (author of Echoes of Mercy) for a noontime meal at Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse on April 8th. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to remarks and readings from each author, dine with two of the four authors, and have their books signed. Tickets cost $30 and include an entree and beverage of your choice, as well as a $5 coupon that can be applied toward purchase of a book written by one of these talented authors. Tickets must be purchased by April 5, 2017.
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC 126 S. Main St., Davidson
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 12:30 PM
    A Reading and Signing with Mary Kay Andrews
    Meet New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews on tour for her new cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook. A book signing will follow the author talk.  Free and open to the public. Clemmons Library Event – Snacks and beverages from The Beach House Cookbook will be provided by the Cookin’ Book Club. Beachwear is encouraged, so make sure you wear your flip-flops, shorts, and Hawaiian shirts! No registration required; call 703-2920 for details.
    Clemmons Library, 3554 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
  • Monday April 17, 2017; 7:00 PM
    Book Signing with author Megan Miranda
    Celebrated author Megan Miranda signs her latest novel ‘The Perfect Stranger’, a thrilling tale filled with psychological suspense! Ms. Miranda’s previous works will also be available for sale and signing.
    Barnes and Noble Birkdale Village 8725 Townley Road Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Saturday April 22, 2017
    Launch Party with author Kristy Woodson
    Slightly South of Simple Launch Party : cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 5:00-8:00 pm, free and open to the public, Contact Wendy to reserve signed copies: (704) 630-9788,
    Main Street Book Company, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Tuesday, April 25th; 7:00 pm
    Poet and Author Tim Peeler
    A past winner of the Jim Harrison Award for contributions to Baseball Literature, Peeler has also been a finalist for both the CASEY and SIBA Awards. His most recent nomination for the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book is his 2016 Wild in the Strike Zone. He’ll read poems from this collection at the Friends of RPL Annual Meeting. Peeler will also share stories and slides about the Outlaw Independent Carolina Baseball League that played throughout the Piedmont in the 1930s. Peeler’s other titles include Henry River: An American Ruin, Baseball in Catawba County, Checking Out, and Outlaw Ballplayers: Interviews and Profiles from the Independent Carolina Baseball League, which he co-authored with R.G. Utley.   Peeler is also the director of Catawba Valley Community College’s Learning Assistance Center, located in Hickory, N.C. This free event is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Following the reading in the Stanback Auditorium, a reception will be held in the Hurley Room.
    Rowan Public Library, Salisbury 201 W Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144


Special Events

  • Teen Poetry Slam
    Tuesday, April 18th; 5:30 pm
    Teens younger than 19 are invited to perform up to three original poems in front of a panel of judges and the audience. Winners will be determined in middle and high school-aged categories and will receive prizes. Poems are judged according to content, length, word usage, organization, and audience response; performances are judged per poet’s eye contact, voice projection and clarity, relation to the audience, delivery, and overall execution.   Registration is required. Click here to register or contact Hope at 704-216-8258.  This event is free. Audience participation is open to the public and to all ages.
    Rowan Public Library, Salisbury 201 W Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Rowan Public Library Annual Book Sale
    Friday May 5th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 6th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday, May 8th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Most items $2.00 or less.  Find great bargains at RPL’s annual book sale. On Saturday, May 6th, teachers can fill up a box for $5 with proof of ID (license or school ID).  On Monday, May 8th, anyone can fill a box for $1.00.
    Rowan Public Library, Salisbury 201 W Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144

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. Book Bites Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month, and all are welcome. South Rowan Regional, China Grove.
  • Sustainability Book Club hosted by Bread Riot, second Thursdays 6:30 pm -8 pm at South Main Book Co., Salisbury
  • 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.
  • Teen/Children – Check local library for events

Rowan Public Library • Iredell Library • Kannapolis  Library


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