Join Us for LIT UP! Charlotte Lit’s Annual Celebration

Join Charlotte Lit and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown May 1 for Lit Up! 2024, as we celebrate eight years serving the literary arts community. Jericho performs his work, then joins Charlotte Lit Press author AE Hines and audience members in a thought-provoking conversation. Enjoy live music, a wide selection of beverages, and hors d’oeuvres by Something Classic. 6:00-8:30 pm, Not Just Coffee, Jay Street.

Ticket Options:

  • General admission tickets include light bites and libations | $100 Members (and their guests, when purchased by a member on the same order), $150 Non-members [Purchase Here]
  • Limited VIP tickets include light bites and libations, priority reserved seating, a signed copy of one of Jericho’s books, and a VIP lounge with our featured guests | $250 Members Only [Purchase Here]

About Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019), which won the Pulitzer Prize, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. 

His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.

Jericho Brown

Litmosphere Release Party

We’re also celebrating the third annual issue of Litmosphere: Journal of Charlotte Lit, which will be officially released in May.

The new issue includes the 2024 Lit/South Award winners, alongside the work of our contest judges: Jericho Brown (poetry), Maggie Smith (nonfiction) and Clyde Edgerton (fiction).

Lit/South Award Recognition

At the Lit Up! celebration, we’ll honor and recognize the 30+ winners of the 2024 Lit/South Awards. Lit/South Awards are open to current and past residents North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. Entries are accepted from October 1 to November 1.

Lit Up! 2023

Revisit last year’s Lit Up! featuring Melissa Febos, with photos by Amy Hart Studios.