Returning to Town Brewing Company!

Final Draught is a themed discussion 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.

We’re thrilled to return to Town Brewing Company for Final Draught!

The Tannery with Michael A. Almond

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Town Brewing Company
800 Grandin Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Michael A. Almond, a retired international business attorney, was raised in the small town of Pilot Mountain in the Piedmont foothills of North Carolina. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a Fulbright Scholar in political science at the University of Mannheim, Germany. An avid reader of Southern history and literature, Michael and his wife Helen Ruth live at Almond Springs Farm in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with two horses, three donkeys, and their canine companions, Lucy and Greta. The Tannery is his debut novel.

There are two ticket options:

  • Option A is $10 and includes the program and light bites
  • Option B is $25 and includes a signed book, program and light bites.


About the Book: The Tannery is historical fiction at its best, a murder mystery and legal thriller whose twists and turns will hold readers’ attention to the final page. Meticulously researched, this page-turning debut novel transports readers to another time and place, the story unfolding in the turbulent world of Post-Reconstruction social, political, and racial conditions in North Carolina and throughout the South. Reflecting issues prominent in today’s headlines, themes of Black voter suppression and intimidation, White Supremacy campaigns, the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, the violence and depravity of the Red Shirts and vigilante terrorism, and the rise of Jim Crow drive the narrative to its dramatic and surprising conclusion.

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

Past Final Draught Events