Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two events: Charlotte, NC and Williamstown, MA

A quick post about two events:

The first is a panel on the Rise of the Young Adult Novel hosted by the Women's National Book Association in Charlotte, NC.  I know this is super late notice but it's being held tonight, Feb 15th, at 6:30 at the Quail Hollow Estates Clubhouse.  It looks like a great panel and I know the questions we'll be discussing are really thoughtful and interesting.  I can't wait!  More details are here.  Also, I think I'll be signing books afterward!

The second event is a panel discussion on "A Life Writing" to be held at Williams College on Thursday, February 17th.  The other panelists are Jay McInerney, whose novels are essentially the anthems of his generation, and Gary Fisketjon, editor-at-large at Knopt who has worked with Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard, Cormac McCarthy and others.

I heard about the other participants and my first thought was to sing, "One of these things is not like the rest of them" to myself.  Seriously, I'm pretty awestruck by Jay and Gary and will likely spend much of the panel just staring at them and hoping to bask in their brilliance.  I am so crazy honored to be speaking with them.

The event starts with a reading by Jay McInerney at 7pm followed by the panel discussion at 8pm.  Both events will be held in Griffin Hall, room 3 and are free and open to the public.  If you want to learn more about it, here's a link.

Hope to see some of y'all there!!


JoAnne Kenrick said...

Hi, Carrie! I'm sorry we missed the Charlotte event -- I hope you'll be doing something here again soon. Both myself and my son are huge fans.
I read Forest of Hands and Teeth and loved it so much, my ranting about it got my son reading it. We're now about to start Dead-Tossed Waves. It's really cool to have a series we can read together. I love how it's something we can talk about, and have in common :) THANK YOU !!!

ExtremeReader said...

Hi Carrie,
I HATE that I missed you in Charlotte last night!! My son came down with the flu so it was a 'no-go' for me:( I hope you are planning more Charlotte events for the release of The Dark and Hollow Places!!

lotusgirl said...

It was so great to meet you that night in Charlotte and hang out and discuss books, etc. I'm going to have to start following your goings on over here.