Spring Books and Coffee Featuring Tommy Tomlinson
Tommy Tomlinson has written for publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and many others. He spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary.
Tomlinson's stories have been selected twice for the Best American Sports Writing series (2012 and 2015) and he also appears in the anthology “America’s Best Newspaper Writing.” He is also the host of the podcast SouthBound in partnership with WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR station.
He has taught at Wake Forest University, University of Georgia and at workshops and conferences across the country. He was a 2008-09 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Tomlinson and his wife, Alix Felsing, live in Charlotte.
Spring Books and Coffee is an annual spring tradition that showcases special guests ranging from local newsmakers to New York Times bestselling authors for a casual midday gathering. In addition, Park Road Books presents their recommendations for summer reading, which is always a favorite part of the program.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Admission is free, however, RSVP is required.
Friday, April 5 at 10:00am
1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274