Join us January 17, 2018 for Reading Like a Writer with author Michael Copperman as he discusses  Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro

About Reading Like a Writer:

  • 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)

Where: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette
*** Arrive early to take a self-tour around the house***

  • To get to the house, drive up Pearl St. and turn onto Third following the signs.
  • Limited parking is available on both sides of the house.

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 Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro:
From Novel Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go is a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is a modern classic.




Michael Copperman has taught writing to low-income, first-generation students of diverse background at the University of Oregon for the last decade. His prose has appeared in The Oxford American, The Sun, Creative Nonfiction, Salon, Gulf Coast, Guernica, Waxwing, and Copper Nickel, among other magazines, and has won awards and garnered fellowships from the Munster Literature Center, Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, Oregon Literary Arts, and the Oregon Arts Commission. University Press of Mississippi publishes his memoir of the rural black public schools of the Mississippi Delta, Teacher, in September 2016.