WALTER Events

WALTER events bring the magazine to life. From intimate author readings to our popular WINnovation summit for women leaders, WALTER events celebrate Raleigh talent in the art, literary, business and culinary worlds. See what we’ve got coming up below, sign up for our newsletter for exclusive access to tickets, and be sure to follow @waltermagazine for the latest information, ticket releases, giveaways and more!

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WINNOVATION 2024

Friday, September 13 | The Umstead Hotel & Spa

WALTER’s annual celebration of women, innovation and entrepreneurship returns for its 10th year! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when this year’s speakers are announced.

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Past WALTER Events

Learn about some of WALTER’s signature events from the past few years, which frequently sell out. If you missed out this time, sign up for our newsletter to make sure you’re the first to hear about them!


Music of Remembrance

On May 5, WALTER and NCMA partnered to present a special afternoon of music for Holocaust Remembrance Day. Violinist Jacqueline Saed Wolborosky and pianist Mini Solomon performed on a violin and piano rescued from Nazi-era Germany in an event inspired by a WALTER article. Read the story about these two instruments here.


Book Club with Kristy Woodson Harvey

In April, WALTER hosted New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey at City Club Raleigh to learn about her latest book, A Happier Life. A North Carolina author, Harvey is known for her novels The Summer of Songbirds, Under the Southern Sky and the Peachtree Bluff series. The event included a cocktail hour, dinner, Q&A with Harvey and a book signing.


Taste of the Wild 2023

In October, WALTER honored the outdoors with a sustainable, farm-to-table dinner from James Beard award winning chef Ricky Moore and pit-master Matt Register as they collaborated on a unique menu and shared the importance of sourcing local ingredients. Great food and experiences for all!


Celebrate the Season 2023

In December 2023, WALTER’s popular shopping event returned at CAM Raleigh. Guests mingled and shopped from dozens of vendors while enjoying refreshments and jazz. Click here for photos and a recap.


WINnovation 2023

In September 2023, WALTER held its annual celebration of women, innovation and entrepreneurial ship at The Umstead Hotel & Spa. This year’s speakers were Debra Austin, Ballet Master at Carolina Ballet; Janet Cowell, President + CEO of Dix Park Conservancy; Kathryn Shah, Co-Founder and President of Spring & Mulberry; and Preeti Waas, Chef & Owner of Cheeni Indian Food Emporium.


At the Table with Susan Gravely

In April 2023, we gathered at Transfer Co. Food Hall with Vietri CEO Susan Gravely and her best friend Frances Mayes. Susan shared recipes from her new book, Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus, with the help from chefs and pasta makers from Raleigh’s Alimentari at Left Bank. Click here for a recap and photos from the event.


An Evening with Beverly McIver and Liza Roberts

In March 2023, WALTER guests were the first to view Beverly McIver’s new exhibition at CAM. She joined by Liza Roberts, author of The Art of the State, for an intimate conversation about art and identity. Click here for a recap and photos from the event.


At Home with Frances Maye

In November 2023, guests celebrated Frances Mayes’ latest work, A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home at Whitaker & Atlantic. Click here for a recap and photos from the event.


Taste of the Wild 2022

At this farm-to-table dinner honoring the outdoors, guests enjoyed an exclusive collaborative menu from chef Dean Neff of Seabird in Wilmington, pit master Wyatt Dickson of PICNIC in Durham and Sean Wilson of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham. Click here for a recap and photos from the 2022 event.


WINnovation 2022

This annual event at The Umstead Hotel and Spa celebrated female leadership, diversity and innovation with a dynamic speaker panel, networking and professional workshops. The 2022 speakers were Anita Watkins, Jaki Shelton Green, Zena Howard and Valerie Hillings. Click here for a recap and photos.

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