Verse & Vino, now in its fifth year, is a Charlotte literary tradition. This evening of food, wine, and conversation with five New York Times bestselling authors celebrates the joy of reading, writing and libraries, and brings together a community of readers in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. Last year’s event attracted over 1,200 attendees to the Charlotte Convention Center and netted more than $275,000 for the Library.
Verse & Vino is made possible with the generous support of corporate, foundation and individual sponsors. We are currently welcoming sponsorships.
This year's featured authors will be announced in late summer. Past lineups have included:
2017: Kate White, Jamie Ford, Brent Ridge & Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Nikki Giovanni, Wiley Cash
2016: H.W. Brands, Lisa Turner, Rumaan Alam, Tom Rinaldi
2015: Chris Bohjalian, T.J. English, Gregory Maguire, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Karin Slaughter
2014: Kathy Reichs, Lauren Oliver, Hampton Sides, Debbie Macomber, Ron Rash