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"WLT's On the Craft of Writing with Edward Carey and Michael Noll"

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11/16/2019



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Lark & Owl Booksellers
205 W 6th St Suite 101
Georgetown, TX 78626

11/16/2019 From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Join us at Central Texas' newest bookstore, Lark & Owl, located in beautiful downtown Georgetown. If you wish, come early (after 3:30 p.m.) to join fellow writers in a group write-in for National Novel Writing Month. This event will include Edward Carey and Michael Noll in conversation with Becka Oliver, Executive Director of the Writers’ League of Texas.

 

Presenting Edward Carey, winner of the 2018 Writers' League of Texas Book Award for Fiction

Praise for Edward Carey's Little

'Edward Carey writes wonderfully weird books about wonderfully weird things. This one imagines the life of Madame Tussaud—of wax museum fame—as a little girl. It’s a hefty historical novel that promises to be a pageturner, too.' Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere

'Sparkling, bizarre [and] several years in the making.' Entertainment Weekly

"Don't miss this eccentric charmer." —Margaret Atwood

Born in Alsace in 1761, the unsightly, diminutive Marie Grosholtz is quickly nicknamed “Little”. Orphaned at the age of six, she finds employment in the household of reclusive anatomist, Dr Curtius. Her role soon surpasses that of mere servant as the eccentric doctor takes an interest in his newfound companion and begins to instruct her in the fine art of wax modelling.

From the gutters of pre-revolutionary France to the luxury of the Palace of Versailles, from clutching the still-warm heads of Robespierre’s Terror to finding something very like love, Little traces the improbable fortunes of a bloodstained crumb of a thing who went on to shape the world...

Edward Carey was born in Norfolk, England. He is a novelist, visual artist and has also written and directed a number of plays for the National Theatre of Romania and the Vilnius Small State Theatre, Lithuania. In England his plays and adaptations have been performed at the Young Vic Studio, the Battersea Arts Centre, and the Royal Opera House Studio. He is the author of the novels Observatory Mansions, Alva and Irva, and the acclaimed YA series The Iremonger Trilogy, which has been published in thirteen countries and has been optioned for film adaptation. After university, Edward worked at Madame Tussaud in London, preventing people from touching the waxworks, and it was there that he learnt the incredible story of the museum’s founder. Edward lives in Austin, Texas in the United States, and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Praise for The Writer's Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction

"There comes a time in every writer's education when they realize they don't know what the hell they're doing. At this point, a writer can throw in the towel, take out student loans for another round of schooling, or discover a brilliant book like Michael Noll's The Writer's Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction. With patience, good humor, and fortitude, Noll provides a field manual for taking fiction apart and putting it back together again, gaining technical know-how and inspiration along the way. An indispensible book that belongs on every serious writer's desk." —Amanda Eyre Ward

One of Poets & Writers' "Best Books for Writers"