Reading Like a Writer

It’s Wine on Wednesday with a twist! We’re moving to the beautiful Shelton McMurphey Johnson House with an inspiring new speaker series.

Each month, a professional writer will discuss a book that’s meaningful to them both as a reader and a writer. They’ll share their favorite character moments and passages and all the things they love or find challenging. Then they’ll tease apart elements of craft that inspire them, whether it’s the witty dialogue, how place serves to push characters to the brink, or the masterful interweave of plot and theme. They’ll open up the discussion for everyone to share at the end.Read ahead so you can share what you love, or just come to enjoy the talk and discover great new books and writers!

Next Meeting: July 19

Cidney Swanson talks about DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.

Meet Karou. A young art student from Prague. She has bright blue hair, an ear for languages… and a haunted past she can’t quite remember.

When a mysterious stranger — the beautiful, haunted Akiva — fixes his fire-colored eyes on Karou in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past.

But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself? And will this newfound love survive the threat of a brutal otherworldly war?

 

 

New location! Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette

Third Wednesday of the Month from 7:00-9:00 pm

Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol)

Free and open to the public (suggested donation $5)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

About Cidney

Cidney Swanson is an award-winning writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy including The Ripple Trilogy and The Saving Mars Series. SAVING MARS (Kirkus, starred) was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 and was an honor book for the SCBWI Spark Award 2014. (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators ) When she’s not writing, Cidney is distracted by shiny things such as books with raised foil covers, macarons in jars, and stars set against an inky night sky. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband, three kids, two cats, and entirely too much rain. Website: www.cidneyswanson.com



This book club is a collaboration of Wordcrafters in Eugene and the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House.