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Author Robin Yocum will lead a writing workshop at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library on the importance of character in a novel. Characters keep a reader turning pages. Scene setting is important and plot is critical, but your characters must have depth and believability to connect with readers. Yocum will deliver a 90-minute seminar on character development. It will explore the genesis of character development and help you create characters that will drive your writing. In short, we'll give your characters, well, more character. Yocum will also be signing copies of his newest book, The Essay. Robin Yocum is a former award-winning reporter with the Columbus Dispatch. Yocum won 30 local, state and national journalism awards in categories ranging from investigative reporting to feature writing. He spent 10 years in corporate public relations before starting his own company in 2001. He is the author of four books. Favorite Sons, his first novel, was named the 2011 USA Book News Book of the Year for mystery and suspense. His second novel, The Essay, was released Oct. 1. Donald Ray Pollock, author of the acclaimed The devil all the time, said, "After reading The Essay, a tough but compassionate story about a poor teenager in southern Ohio who struggles to make good despite his harsh upbringing, I am convinced that Robin Yocum is one of the most talented and graceful writers working in America today. And I mean it when I say that I love this book." Yocum is also the author of the true crime books Insured for murder and Dead before deadline... and other tales from the police beat.
Location: Street: Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Additional: 3512 Darrow Rd. City: Stow, Postal Code: 44224 (hinzugefügt von IndieBound)… (mehr)
Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time
Gothic, disturbing, and yet redemptive, Pollock’s novel is set in rural Southern Ohio and West Virginia where a cast of characters make their choices with a narrow eye, bloodying the paths of many others. When a WWII vet can’t save his beloved wife from a horrible death,he accidentally sets his own son on track to meet up with husband-and-wife serial killers and a spider-handling preacher. This is one gritty and unforgettable tale.
About the Author Donald Ray Pollock, a high school dropout who worked in a meatpacking plant and paper mill, graduated from the MFA program at Ohio State University in 2009. Knockemstiff, his first book, won a PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship, with other work appearing in many places, including The New York Times, Third Coast, Boulevard, Granta, and Berkeley Fiction Review.
Location: Street: 2559 N Downer Ave City: Milwaukee, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53211-4242 Country: United States (hinzugefügt von IndieBound)… (mehr)
The Good Things About America Book Release Party, featuring Kevin Lōttes, Donald Ray Pollock & Derrick C. Brown w/ musical guest Sinister Jim. Booksigning to follow the show which starts at 8:00 p.m. (astults)
Donald Ray Pollock talks about his compelling, gritty novel, Knockemstiff, which author Chuck Palahniuk calls one of his favorites. It's a "poignant and raunchy account of his Ohio hometown's sad and stagnant residents," and the story "spans 50 years of violence, lust, failure and depravity." Fans of Palahniuk won't want to miss Pollock's appearance at the Decatur Library Auditorium this Monday, April 6 at 7:15 p.m. A Cappella will have copies of the book for sale. A book signing follows the reading. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Georgia Center for the Book. (jasbro)… (mehr)
Please join us as we celebrate the release of OSU MFA graduate student, Donald Ray Pollock. Donald will be reading from and signing copies of the paperback release of Knockemstiff - the unforgettable work of fiction in which the author peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents. (Held on the second floor.) (astults)… (mehr)