Celebrated author Carson McCullers, who would have turned 100 on February 19, 2017, will be remembered with more than a dozen community events organized by Charlotte Lit and presenting sponsor, the Arts & Science Council. McCullers was living in Charlotte when she wrote much of her acclaimed novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, a courageous and sensitive exploration of society’s most enduring social challenges–discrimination based on class, disability, gender, political ideology, race, religion, and sexual orientation. She also earned accolades for The Member of the Wedding and Reflections in a Golden Eye.
Book discussions, films and staged readings will highlight the historic, literary, and ongoing social significance of McCuller’s work. On Sunday, February 19, a birthday celebration will be held at Copper Restaurant, which now occupies the house in which Carson McCullers lived in 1936. For a complete list of events, dates and times, visit www.charlottelit.org.
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