Home Events


Malka Older reads from her near-future political thriller State Tectonics @ Flyleaf Books
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Malka Older for the conclusion of the trilogy that began with Infomocracy,
the book The Huffington Post called “one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history.”

The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart.Information’s best agents question whether the data monopoly they’ve served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it’s time to burn the world down and start anew.

The future of democracy must evolve or die.

Outdoor Explorer Book Club at Blackwood Farm Park @ Blackwood Farm Park
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to talk about books and to walk these county trails. 18+.

Author Reading with Julian Rankin, CATFISH DREAM @ Main Library
Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Catfish Dream centers around the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr. (born in 1922), a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever non-white owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. 18+.

Feeling French! French Wine Tasting Fest @ The Wine Feed
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Feeling French? Add a little “voila” to your evening with a wine-tasting soiree! Savor favorite French wines from The Wine Feed along with small plates. While you enjoy these sips, Carrie Knowles, award-winning author, will regale you with tales from her time in France that inspired her acclaimed novel, “A Garden Wall in Provence.” She’ll share the secrets to living like a true French citizen (including how to grocery shop there)!
Copies of the book will be available for autograph and purchase.

UNC Harvest Moon Celebration @ Forest Theatre
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On September 24th, 2018, Edible Campus UNC, along with its cosponsors in the Center for Study of the American South, Carolina Performing Arts, American Indian Center, Arts Everywhere, and Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, will host its Harvest Moon Celebration– an evening to celebrate the fall season of harvest in the Edible Campus gardens across campus, and the vibrant food cultures of our region. We will hear the stories, songs, and spoken word, of local food heroes and social justice activists, and celebrate the next generation of food leaders. This year’s event will feature Vimala Rajendran of Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, Spring Council of Mama Dip’s Kitchen, Cecilia Polanco of So Good Pupusas, among others. This event is free and open to the public.

Warbler migration in the Triangle – in photos and stories @ Binkley Baptist Church
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mary Parker Sonis, a naturalist who specializes in bird photography, will speak about warbler migration through the Triangle, sharing photos and information about their behaviors and answering questions about their behaviors. Sponsored by the CH Bird Club, admission is free and open to the public; refreshments are served at 7:15 p.m.

Grounds Cafe Goes French! @ Grounds Cafe
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at Grounds Cafe for an evening in France! Savor a free French wine and cheese tasting with delicious desserts for purchase. Carrie Knowles, award-winning author, will regale you with tales from her time in France that inspired her acclaimed novel, “A Garden Wall in Provence.” She’ll share the secrets to living like a true French citizen (including how to grocery shop, manage nosy neighbors and the code of fresh bread)! Copies of her book will be available for autograph and purchase.

Outdoor Explorer Book Club at NC Botanical Garden @ NC Botanical Garden & Mason Farm Biological Reserve
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm

Join us to talk about books and these trails in Chapel Hill. Ages 18+.

West End Poetry Festival @ Town of Carrboro
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day

October 17th-20th, 2018 will mark the 13th anniversary of the annual West End Poetry Festival in Carrboro, NC. Four days of poetry featuring more than 50 poets! There will be group discussions, a panel on Intersections, important readings, and amazing local food! All events are free and open to the public. The West End Poetry Festival is sponsored by the Town of Carrboro.

This year’s poetry festival will begin at Johnny’s located on 901 W Main St. on Wednesday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm in the heart of Carrboro. The day will kick off with a Poet’s reception and Ice Cream social to connect participants with the Poets and other members of the community. The Carrboro Poets Council will read

The Station in downtown Carrboro will host the reprisal of last year’s popular curated open mic poetry reading featuring over 50+ poets. Live poetry will begin at 6:30 pm running until midnight on October 18th.

On October 19th, long-time supporter Flyleaf Books will anchor the third night of readings, along with a wine and cheese reception. Starting at 6:30 pm, the line-up features William Davis, former Poet Laureate of Hillsborough, the amazing Jaki Shelton Green, Lauren Moseley, author of Big Windows (2018) and Carrboro’s own Poet Laureate, Gary Phillips.

On Saturday, Sandra Beasley opens the final day of celebrations at noon with a reading followed by a workshop at the Carrboro Century Center. Beasley is the author of several books, including I Was the Jukebox. The afternoon will center around this year’s theme, Intersections, featuring Joanna Davidson, Jon Obermeyer, and Emilio Taiveaho.

The 2018 West End Poetry Festival concludes with readings and conversation from three significant Arab women poets on October 20th: Ruth Awad, Fatima Abdullah, and Shadab Zest Hashmi. A light dinner will be provided.

For more information on the festival schedule, poet bios, and past participants, please go to

Karen Booth author reading @ Flyleaf Books
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

Chapel Hill women’s fiction and romance author Karen Booth will read and sign copies of her October 16 women’s fiction release, SECRETS OF A (SOMEWHAT) SUNNY GIRL, her twenty-first published book.

Outdoor Explorer Book Club at the Root @ Root Cellar
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm

Join us to talk about books and the outdoors, Ages 18+.

Hilton Als: Lives of the Performers @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and theater critic for The New Yorker Hilton Als comes to Carolina Performing Arts to stage the work-in-progress of his debut play, Lives of the Performers —a provocative work that explores race, the self (and those forces that threaten to destroy it), and sisterhood. Directed by Peter Born and starring Helga Davis and Okwui Okpokwasili with support from the Ford Foundation.