Book lovers, mark your calendars for May 21.
That's the night the Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte celebrates its 10th anniversary. A gala event will include readings by renowned authors who also happen to be on the MFA faculty.
Elizabeth Strout, author of the novel "Olive Kitteridge," winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Robert Polito, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for "Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson."
North Carolina Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers.
Jonathan Dee, author of "The Privileges," named a New York Times Notable Book of 2010.
Vanity Fair contributing editor Elissa Schappell.
The gala is open to the public. It's 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets, at $50, go on sale in April.