Lunch & Learn Programs @ Main Library

Doris Betts Sprint Literary Festival

Join your neighbors at the library in Statesville for “Lunch & Learn” programs. The programs feature authors and speakers from our community discussing a wide range of topics, including health, literature and the arts. Programs are Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch and eat while enjoying an entertaining and informative program. The Iredell Friends of the Library will provide drinks and desserts for these free programs.

The library is joining with Mitchell Community College to celebrate the 2015 Doris Betts Spring Literary Festival. The Iredell County Public Library (Statesville) will host two Lunch and Learn workshops presented by Mitchell English Instructors Kelly Wisdom, Ben Pressley, Kimberly Singh and Annette Moore.

Wednesday, March 18 @ Noon

Doris Betts Spring Writers Festival-Special Double Feature

Ben Pressley, Mitchell Community College English Instructor, will discuss Terri Kirby Erickson, an award-winning poet from Lewisville, NC. Her four collections of poetry include Thread Count, Telling Tales of Dusk, In the Palms of Angels and A Lake of Light and Clouds. Then Kelly Wisdom, Mitchell Community College English Instructor will discuss American poet, novelist and professor Joseph Bathanti. Bathanti’s latest novel is The Life of the World to Come.

Wednesday, March 25 @ Noon

Doris Betts Spring Writers Festival-Special Double Feature

Kimberly Singh, Mitchell Community College English Instructor, will discuss Beth Gilstrap, an author born and raised in North Carolina. Her debut story collection, I AM BARBARELLA, will be released later this year. Then Annette Moore, Mitchell Community College English Instructor, will discuss Zelda Lockhart, a contemporary American writer, speaker, teacher and director of LaVenson Press Studios. Lockhart has three novels: Fifth Born, Cold Running Creek and Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle. She lives in North Carolina where she lectures and facilitates a variety of writing workshops.