Where to Get Lit
Reading is a solitary activity, but there are many ways to enjoy literature in community. Here are ideas and links for places to go and things to do that will enhance your experience of the reading world.
Charlotte Lit is for readers, too. Here are some ways to engage with books, literature, and writers even if you’re not a writer yourself.
Wednesdays@Lit – Monthly Lit-Based Social & Conversation
4X4CLT – Quarterly poetry+art poster release party and master class
Creative Exploration Classes – Many choices each year not geared toward writers, but to everyone
Local bookstores are great places to hear writers read from and discuss their work in an intimate setting. You’ll always get a chance to ask the writer questions and get your copy signed. And, bookstore employees love to talk books, so it’s a great place to find your next read or book club pick.
The time-tested way to experience books with others. We have a page of book club advice.
Queens University of Charlotte – Literary Arts Events
Lenoir-Rhyne University – Visiting Writers Series
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Library Event Calendar (select “Books/Literature” in the tags box)
Verse & Vino – Annual fundraiser with five notable writers
Festivals & Conferences
Central Piedmont Community College – Sensoria Festival
UNC Charlotte – Center City Literary Festival
Writing for Your Life – Charlotte Conference
North Carolina Writers’ Network – Conferences
One of the oldest forms of literature is writing for the stage, and we have some great local theatre companies here.