Hats Off! to Anthony S. Abbott: the mayor of Davidson declared Sunday, April 8, "Anthony S. Abbott Day." The community celebrated at Main Street Books with the help of Charlotte Writers' Club - North. Tony read from several of his works, and was offered tributes from, among others, Diana Pinckney, Dede Wilson, and Irene Blair Honeycutt. Tony is the author of seven books of poetry, two novels, and four books of literary criticism. He is currently the Charles A. Dana Professor of English Emeritus at Davidson College. In 2015, he won the North Carolina Award for Literature, the highest civilian honor given by the state in recognition of his significant contributions in literature and public service.