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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"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
A premiere literary event at the landmark bookstore in Wake Forest, Page 158 Books, offers readers opportunities to meet with the authors of their favorite books and learn about the writing process, the publishing industry, the craft of writing, and what the authors are currently writing. Stay tuned here for details, schedule, and featured authors.
For more information, contact Suzanne Berube Lacey at: 919-435-1843
WRITER'S WORKSHOP: "YOU TALKING TO ME?" 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.
Watch this space for times, locations and additional details.
Contact: Eleanor Hahn
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
This long-running event, presented by Blue Bicycle Books, features four authors presenting 1,000-word stories based on a prompt, with this year's prompt being: "I ducked into an alley…" The event at the Charleston Music Hall is free and open to the public.
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/
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.
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.
Contact: Leigh Pennington
Contact: Laurie Flanagan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
It's a great honor to be one of seven finalists for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, for The Second Mrs. Hockaday. The winner will be announced at the dinner. Call 212-755-6710 for more information.
It's a great honor to be one of seven finalists for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, for The Second Mrs. Hockaday. At the Finalists Fete each author will read for five minutes, in addition to sharing stories from the trenches over cocktails. For info, call CF at 212-755-6710.
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?