Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Charlotte Book Fair offers authors, storytellers, food

Ever since budget cuts killed the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library's Novello Festival of Reading in 2010, the Queen City has seemed to me woefully short on literary celebrations.

So I'm happy to report that a group of book lovers is launching the Charlotte Book Fair next Saturday, Oct. 6, at 400 S. Summit Ave. That's in Charlotte's Wesley Heights neighborhood. The festival, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature authors, storytellers, workshops, performances and food vendors.

Guests will include Charlotte's Cheris Hodges, who has written 13 romance novels, and Janice Curtis Greene, a nationally-known storyteller.