In honor of National Reading Group Month, WNBA-Boston invites you to FACT IN FICTION: RESEARCHING YOUR NOVEL, an evening with celebrated authors Ellen Meeropol, Lauren Davis Huber, and Beatriz Williams
Thursday, October 5, 7PM, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston
Ellen Meeropol, author of Kinship of Clover, is the author of two previous novels, House Arrest and On Hurricane Island, as well as Carry it Forward, a dramatic program about the Rosenberg Fund for Children. A former nurse practitioner and part-time bookseller, Ellen is fascinated by characters balanced on the fault lines between political turmoil and human connection. Her short fiction and essay publications include Bridges, DoveTales, Pedestal, Rumpus, Portland Magazine and The Writers Chronicle. Ellen is a founding member of Straw Dog Writers Guild and lives in western Massachusetts.
Laurel Davis Huber, author of The Velveteen Daughter: A Novel, grew up in Rhode Island and Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Smith College. She has worked as a corporate newsletter editor, communications director for a botanical garden, high school English teacher, and senior development officer for both New Canaan Country School and Amherst College. She has studied with the novelist and short-story writer Leslie Pietrzyk (the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner for This Angel on My Chest) and has participated in several writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. She and her husband split their time between New Jersey and Maine.
Beatriz Williams, author of Cocoa Beach, is a graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia. Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.