Final Draught

Final Draught is Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s Spring/Summer author series … with beer and books!

Final Draught was created in 2017 by the Library Foundation’s Friends Council as a platform to connect young professionals in Charlotte to the award-winning Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. It has expanded over the years to include anyone interested in good conversation and a passion for books.

Introducing the 2023 Season Author Line-Up

Nationally award-winning poet and Charlotte’s first poet laureate

Junious “Jay” Ward

May 1, 2023
6:00 pm
Town Brewing Co.

featuring his newest collection Composition

Past Event
New York Times best-selling author and great Southern storyteller

Lee Smith

May 17, 2023
Virtual Event
4:00 pm

featuring her latest novel Silver Alert

Past Event
Three amazing authors, one night only!

Literary Triple Feature

Award-winning historical novelist Joy Callaway joined in conversation with New England novelist Erika Montgomery and two-time Lowell Thomas Award-winner Kim Wright

June 19, 2023
6:00 pm
Town Brewing Co.

Debut author and Charlotte Writer’s Club winner

Barbara Johnson

July 17, 2023
6:00 pm
Town Brewing Co.

featuring her memoir A Head of Cabbage

Purchase your tickets securely online here.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

All our authors’ books will be available for purchase at the event.

Ticket price for Town Brewing Company events include light bites.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Individual Giving Teleia White at or 704.416.0803.