Writers in the Mountains presents "Words" program
Pine Hill — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents “Making Worlds on the Page: An Author Reading & Interactive Discussion of the Creative Process” with Ginnah Howard, author of Night Navigation and Doing Time Outside, Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street.
Author Ginnah Howard will talk about how she came to writing by chance in her late 40s, and how the writing of her first short story started her on the journey of working on a trilogy about two rural upstate families, covering the years from 1946 to 2003. She will then read from her recently published novel, Book 3, Doing Time Outside.
She will stop between scenes to talk with the audience about “making” that part of the story: decisions about structure, the tucking in of back-story, maintaining narrative tension, the joy of the unexpected… During each of these breaks in the reading, the audience is free to ask questions. There will be time at the end for a final Q and A.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York State gave Howard their Media Award for work on behalf of those with mental illness and their families. In the spring of 2011, she was a visiting author for the University of South Carolina’s public lecture/writer series, “Caught in the Creative Act.” Howard’s second novel, Doing Time Outside will be published by Standing Stone Books in August 2013. For more information, visit www.GinnahHoward.com.
This event is free and open to the public.