Monday, October 7, 2013

Popular author Anne Lamott coming to Charlotte

Celebrated author Anne Lamott, who has built a passionate following with her funny-sad novels and autobiographical musings on everything from writing to prayer, will be in Charlotte on Nov. 10 to speak at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road.

Tickets are $25 for the 2:30 p.m. lecture and audience Q&A, but that cost includes a copy of her new book, "Stitches: A Handbook of Meaning, Hope and Repair."

She'll sign books at 3:30 p.m.

Lamott's novels include "Hard Laughter," "Crooked Little Heart," and "Blue Shoe."

In recent years, the San Francisco-based writer with dreadlocks has also written about brokenness, joy and Christianity in "Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith" and "Help. Thanks. Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.".

My personal favorite among her books is the hilarious and incredibly helpful "Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life."

Interested in hearing Lamott? Register here. There's no deadline for registering, but the event could sell out before Nov. 10. There's online registration only. On the day of her talk, present your ticket and pick up a book, starting at 1:30 p.m. Lamott will speak in the church's All Saints' Hall.

-- Tim Funk


Anonymous said...

Never heard of her.

Plus, you spelled dreadlocks wrong.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of her? Your loss. She's a great writer.

Hawaiian Bob said...

I was an early fan. I was reading her first book, Operating Instructions: A Journal Of My Son’s First Year as a young(er) parent while sitting in the waiting room while my wife was having cancerous polyps removed. It was the perfect anecdote to the stress and anxiety in our lives at the time and I busted out laughing several times sitting there when I came across sections that were all too painfully familiar. I would say that a lot of conservative Christians would probably not be fans. But she has a great sense of humor about the life she was dealt and the grace that found her when she needed it the most.