So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Writers' Night Out in Blairsville GA sponsored by NCWN West

Tomorrow night in Blairsville, GA at the Union County Community Building, Steven Harvey, author of the Book of Knowledge and Wonder, a memoir I recommend to anyone who likes to read about interesting people and their true stories, will be featured at Writers' Night Out.

Steve takes us on a search with him as he looks for and discovers the young mother who took her life when the author was only 11 years old. As he says, this is not a sad book, but is a book of wonder as he learns who this lovely woman was. He celebrates her in his book and we see how devastating mental illness can be, not just to the individual, but to those who love the afflicted person. 

The book is filled with photos that bring the reader right into the story.
Come early, at least by 6:00 p.m. if you plan to eat at the grill before the reading. And, remember, we have open mic. You can read for three minutes. Sign up at the door.
I hope to see you there!!


Elephant's Child said...

That sounds like a wonderful evening.
Here in Oz, I volunteer with a telephone crisis line so I have some understanding of how devastating mental illness (and suicide) can be, and just how far the ripples of affected people spread.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure wish I could have attended the Writer's Night Out. I know Steve's reading was great. I always enjoy hearing him read his work.

Glenda Beall said...

EC, I am sure your volunteer work with the crisis line is very important to your community. Suicide is devastating to all.
The evening was outstanding as Steve Harvey talked and read from his book. He first talked about forgetting and then memory. With something as difficult as suicide, I think everyone involved wants to forget as much as possible. He did and then he worked to remember as he wrote this book.
Thanks for your comment.

Glenda Beall said...

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I am so sorry you couldn't be there to hear Steve Harvey read. Maybe next time.
Thanks for taking my class at Tri-County College. We all loved your stories.