February 21 – Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel discuss Red Rising by Pierce Brown

When: Third Wednesday of the Month from 7:00-9:00 pm
> Free and open to the public (suggested donation $5)
> Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol)

About Reading Like a Writer:
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 interweaving 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!

About Red Rising By Pierce Brown:
Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies … even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

About the Speakers:
Kristin J. Ammerman is a non-recovering chocolate and Pinterest addict who loves to read middle grade and YA fiction. You can find her most often indulging in all three of these things at 1 am. She also writes epic middle grade fiction (yes, it’s a thing…or at least she likes to think it will be) and YA SFF when she’s not doing her marketing “day job” or toting her kids around to sports practices. You can find Kristin on Twitter @KristinImagines, on her new Facebook page @KristinJAmmerman, in the Eugene Writers Anonymous Facebook group, or in the new Eugene KidLit Facebook group.

Justin Tindel is a father, a software engineer, a Dungeon Master, and a devoted student of craft. He writes deep and emotional epic fantasy and is the founder of Eugene Writers Anonymous on Facebook.