Local Authors Panel Discussion

December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Marblehead Arts Association/King Hooper Mansion
8 Hooper St
Marblehead, MA 01945
$15 pp/ $10 MAA members
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Not Exactly Brooklyn: Thriving as a Writer on the North Shore









Local authors Julia Glass, Laurie Stolarz, and Brunonia Barry have each built an international following from outside the East Coast’s literary centers. Join us for a reading by each of the authors followed by a lively discussion about the challenges and joys of staying true to their art, cultivating a readership, and becoming best-selling authors while calling the North Shore home. Bring your questions and your holiday gift lists. After the program, books by all three authors will be on sale, and the authors will be on hand to sign them. Light refreshments will be served.  For avid readers and aspiring authors alike, come and enjoy a literary respite from the “holidaze”.

This event is co-hosted by the Marblehead Arts Association and Marblehead Writers’ Workshop in partnership with the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore  

Seating is limited; please reserve ahead by calling 781-631-2608 or emailing: info@marbleheadarts.org.

Panel moderator Julianna Thibodeaux is an award winning journalist, art critic, and fiction writer and founder of Marblehead Writers’ Workshop, which offers creative writing classes to writers of all levels and in many genres. For more information email mhdwriters@gmail.com.

  • Brunionia Barry is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and The Fifth Petal. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages and has been an Amazon Best of the Month and a People Magazine Pick. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee and served as Executive Director of the Salem Literary Festival in 2104 and 2015. She lives in Salem with her husband, Gary Ward, and their dog, Angel.  For more information, please visit her Web site at www.brunonia-barry.squarespace.com.
  • Julia Glass is the author of six books of fiction, including the novels A House Among the Trees, The Widower’s Tale, and Three Junes, winner of a National Book Award. Her third book, I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the 2009 SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her essays have been widely anthologized, most recently in Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book, edited by Sean Manning, and in Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, edited by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon. She is a cofounder of the nonprofit arts festival Twenty Summers, in Provincetown, and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College.
  • Laurie Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series, the Touch series, Project 17, Shutter, and Bleed, (all published by Disney/Hyperion Books for Children), as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series (Flux Publications). With over a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been translated into thirty languages, been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list and the Top Ten Teen Pick list, both through the American Library Association, and have been optioned for TV. For more information, please visit her Web site at www.lauriestolarz.com.


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