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
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.
March 27, Brevard College West Lecturer. Reading from Accidental Birds of the Carolinas.
Saturday, April 5. Memoir Workshop at Central Carolina Community College. http://www.cccc.edu/creativewriting
Sunday, April 6, Featured Speaker, NC Literary Festival . Concert reading with original and traditional songs by Susan Ketchin. NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC. 3:45 pm.
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.
Tuesday, May 12 – Next Kitchen Table Workshops begin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.