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Charlotte, North Carolina: Quill Pen and the Writer's Desk

The jumble of sculptures outside the children's library is titled "The Writers Desk," a 2005 work by Larry Kirkland and tribute to former Charlotte Observer publisher Rolfe Neill. A bronze quill pen sticks up from an inkwell atop a stack of books, surrounded by typewriter keys, pencils and hand stamps.


300 East 7th St, Charlotte, NC
E 7th St., NW of N Brevard St. at the railroad tracks.
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Typewriter keys.

Quill Pen and the Writer's Desk

There's a parking lot right across the street for ease of access, but it will set you back $5.

[C.C., 08/18/2014]

Writer's desk monument.

Quill Pen and the Writer's Desk

ImaginOn theater has a very interesting exhibit about freedom of speech! Check it out -- it's a definite roadside add!

[Jennifer Gilmore, 07/06/2014]

A group of sculptures incorporate the instruments of writing -- typewriter keys, quill pen, stacks of books -- as a tribute to a local newspaper publisher. And this isn't literary-minded Charlotte's only bookish sculpture.

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