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: Sept 20

Eliot Treichel talks about Giovanni’s Room by James Bladwin

Set in the contemporary Paris of American expatraites, liasons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. James Baldwin’s brilliant narrative delves into the mystery of loving with a sharp, probing imagination, and he creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the heart.

 

 

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)


 

Sponsored in part by

 

About Eliot
Eliot Treichel is the author of the YA novel A Series of Small Maneuvers and the story collection CloseIs Fine, which received the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award. His writing and photography have appeared in a variety of publications, including Canoe & Kayak, BULL, Narrative, Beloit Fiction Journal, CutBank, and Passages North. He thinks riding bikes uphill is fun, sandwiches are better with potato chips, and that no one should go to bed without a cookie. Originally from the Wisconsin, he now lives in Oregon.

Website: eliottreichel.com



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