During our most recent Evenings with Authors, New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author Claire Messud joined us to discuss her latest novel, The Woman Upstairs. Messud brought her characters to life in a riveting discussion with the audience. The main character, Nora Eldridge, is a reliable, but unremarkable, friend and neighbor, always on the fringe of other people’s achievements. But the arrival of the Shahid family—dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar, glamorous Sirena, an Italian artist, and their son, Reza—draws her into a complex and exciting new world. Nora’s happiness pushes her beyond her boundaries, until Sirena’s careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal. Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this New York Times bestselling novel is the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and abandoned by a desire for a world beyond her own.
If you missed this event, don’t worry! J.A. Jance will be with us at the Columbus Museum of Art on Monday, March 10 to discuss her newest novel, Moving Target. The novel is the 9th in her popular Ali Reynolds series, which takes readers through the investigations of a former newscaster turned police officer, as she embarks on a journey to discover a ruthless killer.
Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to J.A. Jance.
Wait! Wait! There’s more…
As of today, our Spring 2014 Adult Writing Workshops are officially open for registration.
April 7: Scene-making in Fiction
April 21: The Importance of Setting and Atmosphere in Fiction
April 28: The A, B, C’s of Starting Your Memoir
May 5: How to Jump Start Your Non-Fiction Through Memory Prompts
May 12: Getting Started in Creative Non-Fiction
May 19: Film Treatment as Creative Tool and Legal Device
Classes run from 6-8 p.m. at Thurber Center. Tuition is $40 per class. Click here to register or for more details on each class.
A SPECIAL MASTER CLASS WITH STEVE BERRY
Date: Saturday, May 31Time: 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue
Tuition: Various levels (go online for details)
Thurber House is proud to present a fiction writing Master Class with acclaimed thriller writer, Steve Berry. This is a unique opportunity to learn from an author whose books are international bestsellers. He will cover everything from plot development to dialogue, mood to character development, and so much more. Plus, his wife, Elizabeth Berry, director of the International Thriller Association ThrillerFest, will lead a workshop on the business of publishing today.
Click here to find out more information about this once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn from a master. There will also be a special event on Friday, May 30 where Steve will talk about his latest Cotton Malone novel, The Lincoln Myth.