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.
2015 Events and Workshops
January 19 - 25 Writer in Residence
Weymouth Center for the Arts
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
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.
New Kitchen Table Workshops start March 3.
Tuesday Morning Workshop
Intensive Small Group Manuscript Workshop
Craft study, intensive review, 2 coaching sessions. Limited to 6
Starts March 3, 10:30 - 12:30
Kitchen Table Workshop
Craft study, in-class review, prompt writing, coaching session
Limited to 8
Starts March 5, 10:30 - 12:30
Meredith Summer Workshop for Women
June 22 - 26
Creative nonfiction / Memoir workshop
Includes craft study, in-class writing and critique