Save the date for Verse & Vino, November 5, 2020!

In only seven years, Verse & Vino has become one of Charlotte’s most anticipated fundraising events.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Library Foundation, along with Todd Murphy Events, emcee Sheri Lynch and presenting sponsor PNC Bank, have transformed Verse & Vino 2020 into a highly produced 90-minute broadcast. The November 5th event will retain the essential elements of Verse & Vino: five New York Times best-selling authors, stories of your Library’s impact in the community, and a celebration of reading, writing and the joy of libraries – repackaged in a fast-paced, entertaining production. The new format will allow us to make Verse & Vino more accessible than ever, and to incorporate new interactive features and surprises only possible on a digital platform.

We hope you’ll be a part of Verse & Vino 2020.

Celebrate Your Way!

Sponsors and guests can safely enjoy an exclusive Verse & Vino experience from the comfort of home or any location with friends, family, book clubs and clients. We encourage participants to gather and enjoy a hand-delivered Party Box, Book Bundles and other benefits together.

  • Sponsorships are designed for businesses, organizations and individuals to promote their brand to attendees while celebrating Verse & Vino with clients and employees. Sponsorships are available at every level, with benefits to match your philanthropic investment. Please contact Teleia White to discuss additional sponsorship opportunities.
  • Party Packages are perfect for book clubs, supper clubs, and groups of friends and family who want to celebrate and support libraries together.
  • Date Night includes an elegant dinner for two.

Extra Party Boxes can be added to any package.

Collector Sponsorship
  • Secure link to viewing platform
  • 2 Party Boxes
  • 5 autographed Book Bundles
  • Logo on program
  • Recognized on website, event platform, social media
  • Distribute branded takeaway
  • Invitation to annual donor appreciation event
Celebration Sponsorship
  • Secure link to viewing platform
  • 2 Party Boxes
  • 5 autographed Book Bundles
  • Name on event program
  • Invitation to annual donor appreciation event
  • (formerly Table Sponsorship)
Party Package
  • Secure link to viewing platform
  • 1 Party Box
  • 2 autographed Book Bundles
  • (formerly Book Club Table)
Date Night
  • Secure link to viewing platform
  • 1 Date Night Box
  • 1 autographed book of your choice
Individual Ticket
  • Secure link to viewing platform
  • 1 autographed book of your choice

What’s Inside…

What's in a Party Box?

Designed to serve 10 people, a party box contains all the makings of a festive Verse & Vino celebration!

Enjoy two bottles of wine and a Town & Country display featuring roasted baby new potatoes filled with bacon and cheddar cheese or roasted vegetables and pepper jack cheese; a charcuterie board filled with a selection of fine domestic and imported cheeses, display of fresh seasonal fruits, berries and grapes, antipasto display of genoa, pepperoni, capicola, and prosciutto ham, roasted and marinated pepper, marinated mushrooms, and assorted olives; grilled seasonal vegetables with parmesan~peppercorn dip and roasted garlic hummus, accented with assorted crackers, breads, flatbreads, and pita crisps. For dessert, enjoy a decadent chocolate cake with dark chocolate truffle center, with fresh strawberries.

The box will also contain branded favors and gifts from local artisans and event sponsors – all hand-delivered in advance of the big event.

What's in a Date Night Box?

A Date Night box includes everything you need for an elegant Verse & Vino dinner for two!

Share a bottle of Verse & Vino wine and a shrimp cocktail appetizer, followed by your choice of entree: Sous Vide Tenderloin of Beef with Fresh Rosemary and Garlic; Romesco Chicken; or Roasted Vegetable and Sundried Tomato Cavatelli. Entrees are accompanied by Roasted Shallot and Chive Potato Puree, Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest, and Brioche Dinner Rolls.

For dessert, enjoy your choice of Dark Chocolate Torte or Strawberry Shortcake.

Date Night Dinner includes simple instructions for warming and serving, and everything will be delivered to you in advance of the big event.

What's a Book Bundle?

One book bundle includes a set of five autographed new releases, one from each Verse & Vino best-selling author.

Verse & Vino is made possible with the support of PNC Bank and other corporate, foundation and individual sponsors.