Friday, October 1, 2010

Tribute to Novello starts tonight

Enjoy four local authors who've all written about the Charlotte area and its history, 7-8:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 1, at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.
The event is the kickoff to Tribute to Novello, a volunteer-organized literary festival that's filling in for the Novello Festival of Reading. The Charlotte Mecklenburg library's festival was a victim of this year's budget cuts.
Tonight's authors: History writers Mary Norton Kratt ("Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History"), Tom Hanchett ("Sorting Out the New South City"), John Grooms ("Deliver Us From Weasels") and Mike Lassiter ("Vanishing Americana").
Everything's free -- though library donations are welcome -- and the schedule of events continues from noon to evening on Saturday at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. I'll be there at noon to introduce fantasy writers A.J. Hartley and Faith Hunter. Join me!