Friday, February 18, 2011

A Trio of Novelists at the Writer's Forum Potluck, Friday, 2/18

Three Grand Valley novelists will read excerpts from forthcoming and in-progress books at our community potluck, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at 800 Colorado, downtown G.J.

Bring a dish to share and something to read for 5-10 minutes, or simply come to listen. The Forum’s Third Friday potlucks and salons are held in a beautiful old church for a growing community of writers and readers. Feb. food offerings: Last name A-F, main dish; G-O, dessert; P-Z, salad. Coffee & tea offered. Open to all, with contribution requested.

Readings begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by special guest writers. Kate Thorne will read from Captain Rogers & the Jewish Queen of the Nile, a “true-life” story based on research and fictionalization of the real life of a Palestinian woman and a British police officer – once residents of G.J. – who worked together in MI6, British espionage, during World War II.

Jan Weeks will read from Season of Evil, Season of Dreams, forthcoming from Five Star Mysteries in March. Police chief Ben Logan, who uncovers nine children’s skulls in the Black Hills, winds up leaving the force and following his nightly dreams to unravel the mystery of their deaths and the disappearance of two more teens.

Sandra Dorr will read from Girl in the Sea, a novel set in the mythical town of Neawaka on the Oregon coast. Two parallel stories converge of a woman and daughter on the run from an abusive partner, and a group of women writers on retreat in Neawaka who discover a girl’s body in the sea.

For information, call 256-4662 or 433-6800.

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