Friday, February 8, 2008

Upcoming Eclectic Living Room and New Books by Great Wrtiters Events

This Thursday, February 14, we will have our eclectic living room discussion of Spit Baths, by our February NBGW author, Greg Downs. This engaging group is lead by Leatha Kendrick.
We invite you to come share with us as we explore Downs' style at work.

On the following Thursday (the 21st), Greg Downs will be at the Carnegie Center for our regular NBGW event:

6:30 pm: FREE reading and signing of Spit Baths, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Books will be on sale at the Carnegie Center that evening.

7:30 pm: Hands-on writing workshop with the author: Writing Good Dialogue--How to Fool the Reader into Believing What Your Characters Say. The cost for the workshop is $25.

Greg Downs’s first book, Spit Baths, was published by the University of Georgia Press in October 2006. It won the Flannery O'Connor Award, and the stories have been published in Black Warrior Review, Glimmer Train, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. Raised in central Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, and an end-of-the-road valley in Kauai, Hawaii, Downs now lives in West Philadelphia with his wife and cat, who is named for a famous 1970s country music singer. Along with writing fiction, Downs also writes and researches history, and recently received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an Assistant Professor of History at a university in New York City.

We hope you can join us for these wonderful events!


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