Charlotte Neighborhoods (Driving Tour)
Who-done-it is a big deal in Charlotte, the city that may have more crime writers than criminals. Examine the evidence: visit the haunts and hangouts that inspired their fiction. This tour also encompasses more of Charlotte’s broader literary history and its contributions to the state’s reputation for fostering fine wordsmiths.
Writers with a connection to this area: Marion Cannon, Fred Chappell, Patricia Cornwell, Mark Etheridge, Frye Gaillard, Harry Golden, Judy Goldman, Anne Underwood Grant, John Hersey, Terry Hoover, Henry Houston, Jody Jaffe, Paul Jones, Mary Kratt, Charles Kuralt, Elizabeth Lawrence, Fred Leebron, Amon Liner, Carson McCullers, Tamar Myers, Cathy Pickens, Diana Pinckney, Kathy Reichs, Kathryn Rhett, Carl Sandburg, Marian Sims, Faye Sultan, Charleen Swansea, Katharine White, Robert Whitlow, Ann Wicker and Emily Wilson.
Though Charlotte is most often pictured as a collection of impressive skyscrapers, it is also a city of distinctive neighborhoods, which have been described over the years by many of the city’s writers. In fact, Charlotte writers love to set scenes around town and use real place-names in their fiction and poetry. These neighborhoods form the basis for this driving tour.
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