Dr. Elliot Engel

Dr. Elliot Engel

Lectures By Dr. Engel

Dr. Elliot Engel, a frequent guest lecturer at Davie County Public Library, is a scholar, performer, and storyteller whose infectious enthusiasm and radiant wit create an imaginative and delightful presentation. Using anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor, he gives new insights into the backgrounds, lives, and accomplishments of the great masters of literature, culture, and fine arts.

Dr. Engel has a rich history of speaking at Davie County Public Library. He will return to the library in 2019, to deliver another one of his lectures. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 26, 2019 for "Master of Mayberry: The Miraculous Life of Andy Griffith." Dr. Engel will speak at 6:00 PM.

This project is made possible in part courtesy of Friends of Davie County Public Library.


Dr. Engel lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA.

Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents, including Antarctica.

Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been president of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs. The sales of Dr. Engel’s books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which Dickens helped found in London in 1852.

Professor Engel continues to teach outside the classroom and give literary and historical programs throughout the world. For more information, visit his Authors Ink website.


"With each spoken word, Dr. Engel brings literature and history to life. He is not only an academic, he is an artist. You will learn a lot - and you will laugh a lot. And when you go to parties, you will seem a lot smarter than you actually are."
- Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, screenwriter of the motion picture, "Rent," and co-creator of the CBS Television Series, "Jericho."

“I thoroughly enjoy Dr. Engel’s work both in CD and his in-person performances for their insight, originality, humor, and his fascinating presentation style and delivery!”
- Ted, President / CEO Restaurant Corporation


Check the events calendar for our next engagement with Dr. Elliot Engel.