Martinsville, Virginia


Dr. Elliot Engel returns to Piedmont Arts

Tickets are now on sale for Dr. Elliot Engel’s entertaining and enlightening talk “The Inimitable Winston Churchill,” which will take place at Piedmont Arts on Thursday, October 13.

A thorough researcher and prolific author of works that provide insight into the lives of masters of English and American literature, Dr. Engel dug deeply into numerous biographies to discover delightful, yet virtually unknown details of Churchill’s brilliant career – from his well-known double terms as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, to his service in the British Army, to his Nobel Prize-winning writing. Using anecdotes and a large dose of humor, Dr. Engel will reveal Churchill as an inspiring public figure and a touchingly human hero.

Dr. Engel’s presentations are fast-paced, fascinating and full of information. His previous talks on F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Bronte sisters, the Vanderbilt family and the history of the English language were to sold out crowds.

Guests can enjoy dinner with Dr. Engel prior to the talk or attend the talk only. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and advance reservations are required. The talk begins at 7:30 pm and is open to the public.

Tickets are $30 for the talk and dinner or $15 for the talk only. Tickets can be purchased at Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave., by calling 276.632.3221 or online at

About Dr. Engel

Dr. Engel resides in Raleigh, N.C., where he has taught courses at NC State University, University of North Carolina and Duke University. He has published seven books in both England and the United States and many of his essays have appeared in national magazines, including Newsweek. PBS Television stations around the country have aired Dr. Engel’s mini-lecture series on his literary hero, Charles Dickens.