P.S. (Penny) Duffy is the author of essays, flash fiction, numerous neuroscience articles, and three books. A Stockbridge Homecoming (Bright Sky Press, 2001) is a memoir about her family’s time in 1940s China. Her novel, The Cartographer of No Man’s Land (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2013) takes place in France and Nova Scotia during the First World War. Published in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Taiwan, and Israel and described by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as “a deep and vivid exploration of the human heart,” it was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, the Community Reads selection in three Minnesota towns, and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. You can contact her at www.psduffy.com.
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is the author of the novel, Hannah, Delivered (Koehler Books), Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir (Skinner House Books), Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir (Skinner House Books), and the collection of personal essays, On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness (Westview Press). She is a recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board artists’ fellowships, the Loft Career Initiative Grant, and is a Minnesota Book Awards finalist. She teaches creative writing at the Loft Literary Center, Madeline Island School of the Arts, and various venues in Minnesota and Wisconsin. You can connect with Elizabeth at www.spiritualmemoir.com and www.elizabethjarrettandrew.com.
Join P.S. Duffy and Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew for a conversation about the discipline and magic of creating books. Where and when do ideas come? How does a book evolve? How does one balance art and craft, analysis and emotion? What part do readers play in making a story come alive? Why are these creative endeavors so essential to our well-being? This event is for all book lovers—readers as well as writers.
Bring some wine or your favorite beverage (we’ll put out some delicious cheeses for you to sample) and spend a few hours discussing literature with two talented, successful authors! After the authors set the stage with their conversation, there will be time for questions and informal discussion among the full group. Join us for this casual evening celebrating the art of the book!
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