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.
Fall/Winter 2014 Events and Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 8 – The Camera’s Eye – Prose Workshop for Anson Writers Club.
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5-6, Rosemary House Writers Workshop and Retreat. $95. For fiction and nonfiction writers. Craft study and writing prompts.
Tuesday, January 6 – New Kitchen Table Writers Workshop begins. Fill out form at www.kitchentablewriters.wordpress.com/workshops to get on the waiting list
Saturday Feb. 14 , 7 pm. Free public Reading: Southern Recitations Reading Series at Raleigh Review. Writers read with writers they have mentored. Marjorie Hudson and Michele Tracy Berger.
Saturday Feb. 14 – Sunday Feb 15 – Fiction Writing Workshop at Raleigh Review, Raleigh, NC. Southern Recitations Workshop Series
Information on Southern Recitations at http://www.raleighreview.org/Southern_Recitations.html