Monday, April 4, 2016

It's the End of the World as We Know It (and you'll feel fine)

Are you going to be in Anchorage on Thursday, April 7? Why not join 49 Writers at 7pm at the Anchorage Museum, for a Crosscurrents event entitled “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” featuring award-winning novelists Benjamin Percy and Don Rearden.

Ben Percy and Don Rearden will discuss writing fiction that tackles big subjects without sacrificing high tension and compelling stories. Both Percy and Rearden have written post-apocalyptic novels that speak to the underpinnings of culture and humanity. They will discuss the notion that literary and genre fiction are somehow mutually exclusive, as well as read from their work.

Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, The Wilding, winner of the Society of Midland Authors Award for Fiction, and the psychological thriller Red Moon, and The Dead Lands, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga. He is also the author of two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts, a Whiting Award, the Plimpton Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories.

Don Rearden is the author of The Raven’s Gift and a produced screenwriter. His films have aired on Showtime, TMC, and the Sci-Fi Network. His novella Permafrost Heart, will be published in Weathered Edge II.

There will be time for questions following the panel as well as an opportunity to have books signed.

Later this week, I'll have a report out from AWP, but since I got on the shuttle to the airport this morning in LA at 4am, I'm not coherent enough to regale you right now.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Get some writing done, okay?

take care,

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