Reading Like a Writer - November

Reading Like a Writer - November
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November 15 – Bill Cameron discusses All the Rage by Courtney Summers

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.

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 All the Rage by Courtney Summers:
The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything–friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her past there. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time–and they certainly won’t now–but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

Bill Cameron is the author of gritty, adult mysteries featuring Skin Kadash. His short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Killer Year, Portland Noir, First Thrills, Deadly Treats, and West Coast Crime Wave. In 2012, his novel County Line received the Spotted Owl for Best Northwest Mystery. His latest book, the young adult mystery Property of the State, was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016: Teen. He is currently at work on a mystery set in the Oregon High Desert.

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