Tryon Chapter American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Tea 2018, Tryon NC
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Tryon Chapter American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Tea 2018, Tryon NC

The AAUW's mountain chapter holds a fundraiser annually at the historic Sunnydale building in Tryon NC, one of Appalachia's prettiest and most vibrant towns. Funds raised from the event assist local high school graduates who are college-bound.

Contact: Sidney Gooding

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Book Clubs of The Palisades, Palisades Country Club, Charlotte NC
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Book Clubs of The Palisades, Palisades Country Club, Charlotte NC

"Stranger than Fiction" -- novelist Susan Rivers talks about the true event that inspired her Civil War story of infanticide and forgiveness. All book clubs in The Palisades and their guests are invited. Social hour begins at 6:00pm with cash bar, presentation at 7:00pm, with signing to follow.

Contact: Beth Barry

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Wake Forest Lit Fest; Renaissance Centre and Page 158 Books in Wake Forest NC
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Wake Forest Lit Fest; Renaissance Centre and Page 158 Books in Wake Forest NC

The first literary festival ever held in the historic town of Wake Forest kicks off on Friday, Oct. 19 with events for younger readers, including a performance by the ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. On Saturday, Oct. 20, workshops and readings by nationally-known authors are scheduled throughout the day at different venues in town.

Susan will lead a workshop on historical fiction writing from 1-4 at the Wake Forest Historical Museum at 414 Main Street: "Transforming 'Then' Into 'Now;' Crafting Compelling Historical Fiction." (Bring your notebooks -- you'll be writing in class!) Tickets for the 3-hour class are $45 and can be purchased through the website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transforming-then-into-now-writing-compelling-historical-fiction-with-susan-rivers-tickets-48893263066

The author will also take part in the Author Speed Dating Dinner at 6:30 p.m. that Saturday which concludes the festival. To reserve tickets for the dinner or for other events at the WFLF, click on this link: https://www.page158books.com/litfest

For more information, contact Suzanne Berube Lucey at Page 158 Books: 919-435-1843

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Fall Conference 2018, North Carolina Writers Network, Charlotte NC
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Conference 2018, North Carolina Writers Network, Charlotte NC

WRITER'S WORKSHOP:  "YOU TALKING TO ME?" Text and SUB-text -- How Less Really Can Mean More When Writing Dialogue

Fiction can get bogged down in an excess of description and exposition  -- 'telling' rather than 'showing.' In filmed and staged texts, no description is possible, and dialogue must do the heavy lifting: providing exposition, character and plot development, and showing conflict. Dialogue can function just as effectively in fiction, while engaging the reader more fully, if it works on multiple levels to define relationships and objectives and is authentic to the character's time, setting and situation.  Rivers will share techniques with writers for pinpointing the goals of individual speakers in a scene and maximizing the power of subtext, helping participants to turn up the dramatic power in their dialogues.

FACULTY READINGS: 4:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 3;  Rivers joins other featured authors to read from their works and sign books.

Watch this space for locations and additional details.

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Author Luncheon in Charleston's Historic District
Jun
29
11:30 AM11:30

Author Luncheon in Charleston's Historic District

Blue Bicycle Books of Charleston is sponsoring this luncheon, produced by Hall's Signature Events at 5 Faber Street in the Historic District (just off East Bay Street). Tix through Brown Paper Tickets, 32$, or $50 with signed hardcover of The Second Mrs. Hockaday.

Link to ticket reservation site: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3487668

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Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, Greensboro NC: Workshop, "Turning Then Into Now; Techniques for Crafting Compelling Historical Fiction"
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, Greensboro NC: Workshop, "Turning Then Into Now; Techniques for Crafting Compelling Historical Fiction"

Workshop: TURNING THEN INTO NOW; TECHNIQUES FOR CRAFTING COMPELLING HISTORICAL FICTION. 2:00-3:00 PM, Orientation Room, Greensboro Cultural Center. For tix: http://greensborobound.com/schedule/craft-workshops-and-tickets/

NOVELIST PANEL; READING & DISCUSSION: 3:15-4:15 at Mary Norris Preyer Hall, Greensboro History Museum. For details: http://greensborobound.com/schedule/

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Author Talk at Watauga County Library, Boone NC
Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

Author Talk at Watauga County Library, Boone NC

Calling all Civil War buffs, fans of historic fiction, book-lovers and budding writers: come to the library this afternoon for a wide-ranging discussion of Rivers' new novel The Second Mrs. Hockaday (Algonquin Books, January 2017) and a lively exploration of the writing and publishing processes. Audience Q and A and signing will follow; Foggy Pine Books will be on-hand to sell books.

For more information, contact Monica Carson, County Librarian, at 828-264-8784.

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High Country Writers Craft Discussion, Watauga County Library, Boone NC
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

High Country Writers Craft Discussion, Watauga County Library, Boone NC

The High Country Writers of western North Carolina invite the public to join them in a discussion led by the author on issues relevant to all writers intending to publish. Where did your inspiration come from? Did you get funding for research assistance, travel, or editorial services? What was it like working with an editor to revise your book?  What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? What is your marketing strategy? Do you have any advice for budding writers?

Rivers will sign books following the discussion at the library in Boone. Contact person is Kathy Copley of HCW.

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Bookstore Plus of Lake Placid NY, March Skyped Book Club Event
Mar
6
7:15 PM19:15

Bookstore Plus of Lake Placid NY, March Skyped Book Club Event

This event has been rescheduled from Dec. 5, and is not yet confirmed. Please stay tuned for updates!

The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat. The club is open to the public; please call Cherise Bailey at BP for information: 518-523-2950, or the bookstoreplus@gmail.com.

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Page & Pairings Event at M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville SC
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

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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Book Signing and Fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center at Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg SC
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing and Fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center at Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg SC

The author returns to her favorite uptown South Carolina bookstore to sign copies of the new paperback Book Club edition of The Second Mrs. Hockaday -- hot off the presses! She is donating 10% of the cover price of every copy of TSMH sold during her visit, a donation which will be matched by Hub City, to the Southern Poverty Law Center, for a total donation per book of 20%. Your purchase will assist the SPLC in fighting and tracking hate groups in the U.S., teaching tolerance, and seeking justice in the courts for victims of hate crimes. How perfect a gift is that for the book-lover in your life?

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