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Join Chris Arvidson for a travelogue through life

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Cohosted by Charlotte Writers Club North and Main Street Books

Outdoor Stage behind Summit Coffee

128 S. Main Street

Davidson , NC


Event is free

Chris Arvidson will be in Davidson to celebrate the launch of her debut poetry chapbook, The House Inside My Head, published by Finishing Line Press. In addition to writing poems that speak universal truth, Chris’s metaphors and similes are fresh and surprising.

Darnell Arnoult, author of Galaxie Wagon: Poems say of Chris’s chapbook: “She gives us the small and large ways we are ‘near disaster.’  We live in it, it is our home, the wonderment of every single day, simple or profound.  This book is an enchanting tale of living every day with love of someone or something and at least a touch of fear to help us appreciate it.”   


Chris has worked in national politics, a nonprofit and land conservancies. She holds a B.A. from Olivet College, an M.A. from UNC Charlotte, and an M.F.A. from Goucher College.  She is an adjunct instructor at UNC Charlotte where she teaches creative writing and occasionally, courses related to her lifelong passion— baseball.  A regular at the Charlotte Knights baseball games, Chris most recently published an essay and poetry in issues of Nines: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture.  She has co-edited three anthologies in which her own work appears: Mountain Memoirs: An Ashe County Anthology, Reflections on the New River: New Essays, Poems and Personal Stories, and The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans.   

A native of Michigan, Chris, her husband Henry, and their two cats now call Charlotte home, a place where she writes, teaches, and paints. Sometimes the worlds of poetry and art intersect, the picture on the book cover is one of Chris’s paintings.

2022-2023 CWC North Upcoming Events

September 11, 2022, 2:00 pm - Join Chris Arvidson for a travelogue through life

2021-2022 CWC North Events

August 18, 2021, 7:00 pm – Suffrage 101: Virtual celebration of the 101st ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment

September 2nd - October 20th 2021 – CWCN and Mooresville Art - Beyond Poems and Paintings: Ekphrastic Art Exhibit 2

September 25, 2021 – 2:00 pm – Finding a Story: Virtual Workshop with Jill McCorkle

September 25, 2021, 7:00 pm – Jill McCorkle – Virtual Reading and Conversation with Q&A via Zoom

October 5, 2021, 7:00 pm – 911 Poetry Anthology Recalls Tragic Events, Advocates for Shared Humanity

October 14, 2021, 7:00 pm – Virtual Reading and Conversation with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, author of Even As We Breathe

March 5th & March 12th 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – A Century Of Shared Passion: Coming To Know The Not-Known In Dialogue With The Page with Larry Sorkin

April 21st, 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm – Immigration Panel: SEEKING REFUGE, How Stories Can Save Us

May 15, 2022 (Sunday) - 4:00 pmSpend an afternoon with Judy Goldman

June 10th from 6:00pm -8:00pm Beyond Poems and Paintings:  Ekphrastic Art Exhibition II Reception

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