A Conversation with
Tommy Tomlinson

Featuring the launch of his latest book Dogland

April 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm
ImaginOn’s McColl Family Theater

In partnership with

“This book wants to lick your face. Let it.”

Kirkus Reviews

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Tommy Tomlinson comes an inside account of the Westminster Dog Show that follows one dog on his quest to become a champion — and explores the bond between dogs and their people.

Free admission with registration

Dogland will be available for purchase from Park Road Books at the event.
Tommy will be personalizing books in the lobby following the event.


Tommy Tomlinson is the author of The Elephant in the Room, a memoir about being overweight in America. He’s the host of the podcast SouthBound in partnership with WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR station. He has written for publications including EsquireESPN the MagazineSports IllustratedForbesGarden & Gun, and many others. He spent twenty-three years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. His stories have been chosen twice for the Best American Sports Writing series (2012 and 2015) and he also appears in the anthology America’s Best Newspaper Writing. He teaches magazine writing at Wake Forest University and has taught at colleges, workshops, and conferences across the country. He also has a Substack called The Writing Shed. Tommy and his wife, Alix Felsing, live in Charlotte with Alix’s mom and a cat.