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Blue Ridge Mountain Novelist Explores the Craft of Welcoming Readers

Amanda McTigue will speak at the Roswell Library on Dec. 3.

The Roswell Library will soon host a special literary event featuring author Amanda McTigue on Monday, Dec. 3.  

McTigue’s breakout novel Going to Solace was released by Harper Davis this year.

From 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Amanda invites local writers to join her in a discussion about craft: “Welcoming Readers: Playing with Narrative Conventions for Readers Today.” In a world in which reaching out to readers is often discussed as a function of marketing, Amanda shows how the writing itself can build new bridges to (or barriers for) intended readers with nuts-and-bolts principles and techniques.

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Amanda will extend the event into a celebration of her novel Going to Solace, a story of comfort for comfortless times set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  She’ll season readings with plenty of Q&A and good, old-fashioned “visiting.”

A Yale graduate and long-time writer for the stage, Amanda has created characters in her new novel that are cast-able in readers’ minds.  It is but one approach she’ll be discussing in this provocative evening of thinking and sharing.

The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. The Roswell Library is located at 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, Georgia. For more information, call the Library at 770-640-3075.

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