Southern Festival of Books 2017 in Nashville TN
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Southern Festival of Books 2017 in Nashville TN

Join Susan at the Authors in the Round Dinner on Friday night Oct. 13. The dinner takes place at the War Memorial Auditorium, starting at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11:00 am, Susan joins novelists Daren Wang (The Light of Northern Fires) and Eleanor Henderson (12 Mile Straight) for the panel discussion: "One More River to Cross: Novels of the Civil War and Reconstruction."  The session is being held at the Nashville Public Library.

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Page & Pairings Event at M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville SC
Dec
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Page & Pairings Event at M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville SC

Page & Pairings is a book-inspired wine tasting held at M. Judson's store in the heart of thriving Greenville. For the six paperback editions of books featured on this night, one of which is The Second Mrs. Hockaday, a local restaurateur has chosen a vintage for each one that draws on the novel's spirit or its locale. The ticket price of $30 covers the tasting, one copy of your preferred novel, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with all six of the P & P authors.

Call the store at 864-603-2412 for details, to reserve tickets, or for directions and parking information.

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Appalachian State University presents "A Novel Experience" at Gideon Ridge Inn, Blowing Rock, NC
Sep
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Appalachian State University presents "A Novel Experience" at Gideon Ridge Inn, Blowing Rock, NC

At this dinner presentation in the lodge at Blowing Rock's legendary Gideon Ridge Inn, Susan will be speaking on the writing process, the challenge of turning historical fact into compelling fiction, and the true events that inspired The Second Mrs. Hockaday. Book signing will follow.

Call the GRI at 828-295-3644 for info.

 

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AJC Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia: "Strong Women Survive History"
Sep
3
12:00pm12:00pm

AJC Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia: "Strong Women Survive History"

On this panel, "Strong Women Survive History," Susan is joined by Laura Kamoie, author of America's First Daughter, and Natasha Boyd, author of The Indigo Girl, to talk about specific methods for crafting compelling female protagonists in historical fiction. The panel will be moderated by McCall Hoyle, author of The Thing with Feathers.

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Hub City Writing-in-Place Conference at Wofford College, Spartanburg SC
Jul
16
9:00am 9:00am

Hub City Writing-in-Place Conference at Wofford College, Spartanburg SC

"Crafting 'Then' Into 'Now:' Writing Compelling Historical Fiction"

Setting a story or novel in the distant past commits a writer to serious research, but more is required than merely replicating fashions and customs.  If historical fiction is to be engaging it must create a world for the reader that is compelling and immediate: what happened long ago must read as if it is happening right now.  In this one-hour workshop, Rivers will share her methods for crafting such a world and will provide writers with exercises to aid them in this process.

Sunday workshops are being held in the Michael Brown Center on Evins Street, on the Wofford Campus: https://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/2012/Michael-S-Brown-Village-Center-receives-LEED-Silver/

 

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