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Special Events — 2015


The highly awaited National Reading Group Month Signature Event to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina at Maggiano’s Little Italy/South Park Mall on Monday, October 12 (6-9 a.m.). Acclaimed author Jonathan Odell (*Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League, Maiden Lane Press) joins Elise Blackwell (The Lower Quarter, Unbridled Books), Nina de Gramont (The Last September, Algonquin Books), Julia Elliott (The New and Improved Romie Futch, Tin House Books), Sarah Kennedy (The King’s Sisters/City of Ladies, Knox Robinson Publishing/Midpoint Trade), Cindy Henry McMahon (Fresh Water From Old Wells, Mercer University Press), Hank Phillippi Ryan (What You See, Forge Books), Brian Panowich (Bull Mountain, G.P. Putnam's Sons), Richard Wall for Carol Wall (Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart, Berkley), and J. Peder Zane (Off the Books: On Literature and Culture, University of North Carolina Press). WNBA National president and author Carin Siegfried (The Insider’s Guide to a Career in Book Publishing, Chickadee Books) will emcee the program along with WNBA-Charlotte chapter president Kristen Knox and NRGM Event manager Susan Walker. The National Reading Group Month Signature Event (aka “Bibliofeast”) is co-sponsored this year by the WNBA-Charlotte Chapter and Park Road Books—Charlotte’s Favorite Bookshop.

Elise Blackwell.
[Photo courtesy of Unbridled Books]

Julia Elliott.
[Photo courtesy of J.S. Dennis]

Nina de Gramont.
[Photo courtesy of Algonquin Books]

Sarah Kennedy.
[Photo courtesy of Rachel Fowler]

Cindy Henry McMahon.
[Photo courtesy of Mercer University Press]

Jonathan Odell.
[Photo courtesy of Jim Kuether]

Hank Phillippi Ryan.
[Photo courtesy of Forge Books]

Brian Panowich.
[Photo courtesy of David Kernaghan]

Richard Wall for Carol Wall.
[Photo courtesy of Berkley]

J. Peder Zane.
[Photo courtesy of University of North Carolina Press]


WNBA-Charlotte 2015 Event Flyer (PDF)

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