Join us for a bi-monthly Writing Series at Word After Word Books!
For our next session on September 25th, we'll dive into memoir, inspired by the teachings of Linda Joy Myers, author of two memoirs: "Don't Call Me Mother" and "Song of the Planes," and "The Magic of Memoir," a memoirist's companion.
Specifically, we'll work on identifying what Myers calls "Turning Point Moments," significant moments important in our lives. These are the moments of impact, the "inciting incidents," that led us to where we are today, and they can be used as a starting point for writing your memoir. During the session, we'll identify our turning points and work on developing them into an outline for our story.
Writing sessions are held in the store every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise specified), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will focus on building writing practice through prompts, writing exercises, and shared readings.
Sessions will incorporate general writing practice with timed prompts and reading out loud (always voluntary), as well as at least one writing exercise every session, varying based on the theme. Themes include character building, description, grammar, word play, short stories, memoir, etc. We'll do something new each week!
We invite special guest authors and writers to lead occasional sessions, so if you know someone who might be interested, of if you would like to lead a session yourself, please contact us at the bookstore!
Sessions are $15 in advance or $20 at walk-in. Want to save money by attending more than one session? Purchase a 4-pack and attend any four sessions of your choice (they do not have to be consecutive) for just $50!Event Date:Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm
We are beyond excited to host the author of "Feral, North Carolina, 1965" on the evening of October 3rd. June Saraceno is a local author and professor at Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village. Please join us for a reading by Saraceno out of her new and beautiful novel, "Feral, North Carolina, 1965", followed by Q&A, and time for book signings! The book is available for pre-order in the store and online before it's publication date on September 17th. After that, it will be available for sale in store and online!
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.Event Date:Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm
The October meet-up of the Kids Chapter of the Young Readers Society Book Club will be held on the first Friday of the month, October 4th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The October book selection is Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech.
Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.
Summary of Walk Two Moons:
In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.
Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.
As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold—the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
Recommended age range: 8 to 12Event Date:Friday, October 4, 2019 - 5:30pm
Introducing The Middle School Chapter (grades 6th through 8th) of the Young Readers Society Book Club!
Meet-ups will be held on the third Friday of each month in the bookstore from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Book Club selections will be announced the month prior to Book Club Meet-Ups and the discussions will be facilitated by one of our Word After Word team members. Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.
Our next meet-up will be on Friday, October 18th. We'll be discussing The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier.
Summary of the book:
Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: Do I dare to disturb the universe? Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do. But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils, his defiant act turns into an all-out war. Now, the only question is: Who will survive?
One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace.
After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.
Recommended age range: 12+Event Date:Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:30pm