4x4CLT Charlotte Lit Author Event - Beth Ann Fennelly - Heating and Cooling

Join Charlotte Lit, Beth Ann Fennelly and Park Road Books at Resident Culture Brewing Company on December 1st at 7pm.

4X4CLT is a poster series from Charlotte Center for Literary Arts that showcases poetry and art. In March, June, September and December, Charlotte Lit releases a set of four different posters featuring four poems, along with four works of art. The posters are displayed in 50+ places throughout the city—coffee shops, waiting rooms, libraries, storefronts. It’s art as a gift to the people of Charlotte. For each release, an open-to-the public reading and presentation are held with any of the poets and artists who can attend. In addition, a small group of local writers have the opportunity to take a master class taught by the featured poet or poets. This project is made possible with generous funding from the Knight Foundation.


The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life’s challenges and joys. Some pieces are wistful, some wry, and many reveal the humor buried in our everyday interactions.  Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs shapes a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments, and awakens us to these moments as they appear in the margins of our lives.



Author Bio:

Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi, where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She’s won grants and awards from the N.E.A., the United States Artists, a Pushcart, and a Fulbright to Brazil.  Fennelly has published three poetry books: Open House, Tender Hooks, and Unmentionables, a book of nonfiction, Great with Child, and The Tilted World, a novel she co-authored with her husband, Tom Franklin.  Her newest book is Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs (W.W. Norton, Oct. ’17) Fennelly and Franklin live in Oxford with their three children.


Can’t make the event? Want your own personalized copy?

Contact the store 48 hours before the event to request one.

704-525-9239 or orders@parkroadbooks.com

Event date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
2101 Central Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205