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Charlotte Writers Club North: Rebecca McClanahan

February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Thursday, February 4th, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm
In the Key of New York City: A Virtual Event with Rebecca McClanahan and Gilda Morina Syverson

Hosted by Main Street Books and Charlotte Writers’ Club North, this reading and conversation features the newest book by Rebecca McClanahan, In the Key of New York City: A Memoir in Essays. Memoirist Gilda Morina Syverson will interview Rebecca about the process of writing the book, in particular how she created a cohesive memoir-in-essays from individual essays.

Rebecca McClanahan, the author of eleven books, has received two Pushcart prizes, the Glasgow Award in Nonfiction, the Wood Prize from Poetry Magazine, and the Carter Prize for the Essay. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Boulevard, The Sun, and in anthologies published by Simon & Schuster, Beacon, Norton, and Bedford/St. Martin, and numerous others. She lives in Charlotte with her husband, video producer Donald Devet, and teaches in the MFA programs of Rainier Writing Workshop and Queens University.

Gilda Morina Syverson is the author of two poetry books and the memoir, My Father’s Daughter, From Rome to Sicily. Her memoir was a Novello Literary Award Finalist, a Nominee for the Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction, Runner-Up for Autobiography in the Great Southeast Book Festival, and Best Seller at Amazon.com. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and she has been interviewed on various podcasts and tv programs. Gilda has taught memoir writing for over 20 years, including 15 years at Queens University of Charlotte.

Virtual Meeting: REGISTER HERE.


February 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST