January 30, 2012
Bookings: Hudson Valley author events & signings for February
Learn more about Paul Russell and his recently released novel The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov.
Sergey, born less than a year after Vladimir, was the opposite of his strong-willed, self-absorbed and talented brother. He stuttered; he had few friends; his inchoate homosexuality was both fascinating and terrifying to him. Russell talks about inventing a personality for someone who actually lived, particularly one who was related and acquainted with other notable persons of the era. “This is one of the reasons I chose that title, the unreal life: just to remind people that this does not pretend to be a biography. It is very much a work of fiction.”
It is a beautifully written one – a work that evokes loss and longing, in that the real Sergey died in a concentration camp just before the war ended. Russell has honored his memory, at least.
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2012 San Francisco Writer's Conference
Get excited for the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, February 16-19 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel! Our very own BRENDA KNIGHT will be speaking on Friday, February 17: PUTTING YOUR PASSION ON THE PAGE: How to Use What You Care Most About to Create Your Greatest Success.
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April 10, 2012
Thank you to the 100+ people who showed to Powell’s on Friday for Rachel Kramer Bussel’s event for her titillating book “Best Sex Writing 2012!” It was a smashing success and there were cupcakes for all! Did you go?
L to R: Tim Elhajj, Kevin Sampsell, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Lidia Yuknavitch
#Rachel Kramer Bussel #Best Sex Writing #Author #Powells #Portland #Oregon #Bookstores #events #cleis press #viva editions
August 22, 2012
LEMONS AND LAVENDER author Billee Sharp muses on the state of social media. A taste: “Again it seems the development of social networking reduces our interactions to the lowest denominator rather than elevating our sensibilities to our lofty potentiality.”
#lemons and lavender #billee sharp #facebook #social media #viva editions
May 9, 2013