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.
August 26 – 30 at Wildacres Retreat Center
Stretch. Breathe. Write: Opening the Writer’s Heart
with Michele Berger and Marjorie Hudson
Fall 2019 Kitchen Table Workshops start September 10 at Rosemary House B&B in Pittsboro, NC
Tuesday Morning Workshop
Intensive Small Group Manuscript Workshop
Craft study, intensive review, 2 coaching sessions. Limited to 6
Starts Sept. 10, 10:30 – 12:30
“I never got anything this focused in my MFA program. Incredibly helpful.” — a participant
Thursday Prose Workshop
Craft study, in-class review, prompt writing, 1 coaching session
Limited to 8
Starts Sept. 12, 10:30 – 12:30
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For details and to sign up, see Workshops page.