Just read Michael Jarmer’s novel Monster Talk and tweeted about it. It’s extraordinary. Why isn’t it a best seller? Everyone read this book! about love, childhood, the monster within, and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. A young child, Victor, lives in Arizona, grows up with the family story that he is descended from ‘the monster’– the boy goes to school, gets bullied, falls in love with his teacher and when she dies, wants to bring her back to life. Adventures ensue. The writer has given us a meditation on loving, childhood, immortality, and Mary Shelly’s great masterpiece that is worthy of it. If anyone is a Mary Shelly fan, they should read this modern twist on the story. Quite delightful. Jarmer is a new favorite writer.
Winter/Spring Events and Workshops
Feb. 4, 7 pm. Readings on Roslyn featured speaker: Accidental Birds of the Carolinas. Winston-Salem, NC. Private salon for women, by Invitation.
Tuesday, Feb. 18. Kitchen Table Writers Workshop at Rosemary House. 10:30 am. FULL. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list for an upcoming workshop.
Feb. 20, 12 noon lunch talk: Searching for Virginia Dare. Colonial Dames of Chapel Hill, NC. By Invitation.
Feb. 22, 12 noon lunch talk and panel: Falling in Love with the South, and Accidental Birds of the Carolinas. Southern Writers Symposium, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC.
March 11-13, Johnston County Community College Visiting Writer: Blood Done Sign My Name.
Saturday, April 5, 10 – 4 pm, Memoir Workshop. CCCC, Pittsboro Campus. Call 919-545-8044 to register.
Sunday, April 6, Featured Speaker, NC Literary Festival . Concert reading with original and traditional songs by Susan Ketchin. NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC. Time and location TBA.
Wednesday, April 16, Chatham Leadership Forum, Writing Workshop with Michele Berger. Location and time TBA.
Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 18, Writing and Yoga at Trinity Center. FULL. Email email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
Tuesday, May 12 – Next Kitchen Table Workshops begin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.