Authors to share excerpts at Readers’ Books
Local authors will top off a five-week fiction-writing course by hosting a reading of their work on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
“How To Write The Great American Novel or Short Story” was offered as a short course in January and February by Deb Carlen.
Isabella North, who lives in San Francisco and part-time in Sonoma, will read from “The Blue Phone,” an excerpt from her novel in progress, “Dear Freud.” The piece is a psychological exploration of a day in the life of a little girl.
The main character in Elizabeth Monnet’s novel excerpt is Skip, a “bossy Australian shepherd sheepdog.” Monnet, a native of Cornwall, England, and part-time Sonoma resident, said that “Skip Appears Before the Sonoma Wildlife Council” is a comedy-drama about the oversight and governance of an infamous Sonoma hiking trail.
Marshall Beck will also read an excerpt from his new short story entitled “Wise Man Sway.”
The event is free, and refreshments will be available.