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Final Draught: Poster Girls with Meredith Ritchie

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 – $25


After an unwanted southern migration, an upside-down world in 1943 offers military wife and mother, Maggie Slone, a job at Charlotte’s largest wartime employer––the massive and dangerous Shell Assembly Plant.

Meanwhile, military wife and Alabama native, Kora Bell’s steadfast determination enables her to navigate the challenges she faces as a Black woman seeking employment under Jim Crow.

A shared love of literature spurns an unlikely friendship between Kora and Maggie, and the two work together to unify the plant’s workforce. Stringent rules are necessary when the air is charged with gun powder and polite society, until Maggie and Kora must break them in order to support their families, end the war, and bring their husbands home.

Told from two perspectives, Poster Girls is driven by the true but forgotten events and accomplishments of a diverse group of ordinary American women, both relevant and necessary to stop modern cycles of misunderstanding.

Join Meredith at Town Brewing Company for Final Draught, the Library Foundation’s discussion series featuring conversation, beer and books.

It is through books that authors can offer their own stories, so we, as readers, can see ourselves in them and learn.”

MAGGIE SLONE, protagonist

About the Author

Meredith Ritchie has made a career in business communications and wrote this, her first novel, as a cure for acute “empty nest syndrome” after her triplets became adults. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and two cats, who encourage her curiosity of the forgotten triumphs of the spirit—especially those in our own backyard. You can find more about Meredith at Meredithritchie.com, on Instagram at @postergirlsbook, and on Goodreads.


Two Ticket Options

Option A
$10 includes the program and light bites

Option B
$25 includes a signed book, program and light bites.

Additional copies of Poster Girls will be available for purchase at the event.
Proceeds benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.



June 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 – $25
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Town Brewing Company
800 Grandin Rd
Charlotte, NC 28208 United States
(980) 237-8628


Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation