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Courtesy of Columbus State University’s Carson McCullers Center in Georgia

Courtesy of Columbus State University’s Carson McCullers Center in Georgia

Carson McCullers events

 

Here's a partial list of the events surrounding the 100th birthday anniversary of novelist Carson McCullers, who lived in Charlotte during the early part of her literary career.

Film Screening of "Reflections in a Golden Eye"

In partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Film Society, Charlotte Lit will be screening the movie adaptation of McCuller's 1941 novel.

March 19, 2 p.m.; Charlotte Mecklenburg's Main Library, 310 North Tryon St. Free.

Staged Reading of "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"

Select scenes from Rebecca Gilman's stage play based on McCullers' 1940 debut novel will be performed by PaperHouse Theatre.

March 24-25, 8 p.m. and March 26, 5 p.m.; FROCK Shop, 901 Central Ave. Donation.

Film Screening of "The Member of the Wedding"

In partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Film Society, Charlotte Lit will screen the movie adaptation of her 1946 novel.

April 1, 2 p.m.; Charlotte Mecklenburg's Main Library, 310 North Tryon St. Free.

Panel Discussion: The History of Her Stories

In partnership with Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte Lit will present a panel discussion of McCullers' work at the literature festival Sensoria.

April 4, 9:30 a.m.; Central Campus Overcash Center, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. Free.

Book Discussion of "The Member of the Wedding"

As part of their weekly Wednesdays@Lit events, Kathie Collins will lead a discussion of "The Member of the Wedding," published in 1946.

April 19, 7 p.m.; Charlotte Lit Studios, 1817 Central Ave. #302. Free- $5.

Charlotte Lit's McCullers themed events currently continue through October. They will be adding more book discussions and are planning for two additional high-profile events. Visit charlottelit.org/carsonmccullers for tickets and updated event information.

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