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National Writers Series to host Jeffrey Eugenides October 20

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On Thursday, October 20, the Traverse City National Writers Series will host An Evening with Jeffrey Eugenides at 8pm at the Lars Hockstad Auditorium in Traverse City, Michigan.  The evening will conclude with a reception and book signing with the author.

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Here at Fiction Writers Review, we’re very excited about this reading–and not just because our own Jeremiah Chamberlin will be hosting, speaking with Eugenides about his new novel The Marriage Plot as well as his life and other work. The Traverse City National Writers Series’ events aren’t your typical readings.  Explains the organization’s website:

In 2009, Doug Stanton, wife Anne Stanton (investigative journalist and writer for the Northern Express) and attorney Grant Parsons founded the TC National Writers Series to support the education of area young people planning to study writing in college.

Rather than a typical book reading/signing series, the trio envisioned a unique “dinner party” format that would bring the nation’s best writers and storytellers in for a night of great conversation, lively entertainment and audience interaction. Proceeds from the series would go into a dedicated scholarship fund that would support area high school students in pursuing writing careers.

Net proceeds from the organization’s events are donated to a dedicated scholarship fund with the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.

We’re delighted to represent such a fantastic author and to partner with a great nonprofit that supports young writers. You can learn more about the event here, and for those of you lucky enough to be in the area, tickets are still available and can be purchased online for $20.

Further resources:

  • Get a glimpse of Eugenides’ novel The Marriage Plot in this interview on NPR.
  • Find out more about the National Writers Series and their mission.
  • Co-founder Doug Stanton is the author of the best-selling non-fiction books Horse Soldiers and In Harm’s Way. Visit the author’s website for more information.

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