Charlotte-Mecklenburg public library director Robert Cannon apologized Tuesday for a sexually explicit reading at the publicly funded Novello Festival of Reading. He said said the library should have warned the audience of 450 about the content beforehand.
The author said he wouldn't want to speak in a place so conservative that his work requires a warning label.
"This is the world their children are going to grow up in," he said, adding that he didn't recall seeing children in the audience. "They're going to hear dirty language. They're going to hear about sex."