13 (mostly free) chances to meet your favorite NC author

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By Vanessa Infanzon

April 30, 2024

Pair your new favorite book with an IRL (in real life) introduction to the author. Often the events are free and open to the public.

As you prepare your summer reading list, remember the award-winning authors who hail from North Carolina: Sarah Addison Allen, Taylor Brown, Hannah Carlson, AJ Hartley, Jason Mott, Etaf Rum, James Spoonhour, and many more.

Independent bookstores and local libraries feature local authors throughout the year. Pair your new favorite book with an IRL (in real life) introduction to the author. Often the events are free and open to the public — check the links for details.

The Country Bookstore, Southern Pines

Tommy Tomlinson, “Dogland”

May 15, 5-6 p.m.

Mesha Maren, “Shae”

May 22, 11 a.m.-noon

Page 158 Books, Wake Forest

Lee Clark, “Forbidden Relics”

May 5, 2 p.m.

Dr. Lauren Bridges, “Take Me Or Leave Me,” and Laura C. Rader, “Hatfield 1677”
May 16, 6 p.m.

Pages Books & Coffee, Mount Airy

Patti Frye Meredith, “South of Heaven”

May 19, 2-4 p.m.

Park Road Books, Charlotte

Tommy Tomlinson, “Dogland”

May 23, 7 p.m.

Kathy Izard, “Trust the Whisper”
May 30, 6:30 p.m.

Vanessa Brantley-Newton, “Shake it Off”
June 8, 11 a.m.

Alissa DeRogatis, “Call it What You Want”

June 18, 7 p.m.

Plott Hound Books, Burnsville

Shannon Hitchcock, “Of Words and Water”

May 3, 5:30 p.m.

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh

Karey Harwood, “Wake”
May 21, 7-8 p.m.

Pete Candler, “A Deeper South”
May 28, 7-8 p.m.

MK Asante, “Nephew”
May 30, 7-8 p.m.

This article first appeared on Good Info News Wire and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.13 (mostly free) chances to meet your favorite NC author13 (mostly free) chances to meet your favorite NC author

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  • Vanessa Infanzon

    Vanessa Infanzon moved from New York to NC for college and never left. When she’s not writing, she’s paddle boarding at the Whitewater Center.

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