Natalie Serber will read from her book Shout Her Lovely Name.
During the day on Saturday Serber will conduct a writing workshop on Generative Writing. Workshop participants will learn what creates sparks on the page, how tension and thwarted yearnings, having something at stake brings words to life. Through multiple prompts they’ll explore language, imagery, character, conflict and action. (For details and registration form, go to hoffmanblog.org).
In Shout Her Lovely Name, mothers and daughters ride the familial tide of joy, pride, regret, loathing, and love in these stories of resilient and flawed women. Emotionally generous, achingly real and beautifully written, these unforgettable stories lay bare the connection and conflict in families.
Serber has her MFA in fiction, has been awarded the John Steinbeck Award, Tobias Wolff Award, and H.E. Francis Award, and was short listed in Best American Short Stories. She’s been published in The Bellingham Review, Inkwell Magazine, Third Coast, Fourth Genre, and Hunger.
"Shout Her Lovely Name joins the ranks of the finest books ever to address relations between daughters and their mothers – equal parts love and sandpaper. — Robin Black, author of If I Loved You I Could Tell You This
Shout her Lovely Name is not only beautifully written, it absolutely sizzles with the electric shocks of family life, no matter whose family and what their circumstances. — Huffington Post
Take my word: Shout Her Lovely Name will reach inside readers, and squeeze. On second thought, don't take my word. Read these lovely stories. — San Francisco Chronicle
Following Serber’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work.
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