Dinner with an Author with Ron Rash on September 27th
Our popular “Dinner with an Author” is back! Join us for dinner and a conversation with author Ron Rash, who will be visiting Philadelphia on September 27th for an event at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Prior to the event, join him at a private dinner to take about his body of work, his writing life, and his new novel The Risen.
After dinner we will go as a group to the Free Library event, which includes author Colson Whitehead.
DATE: Tuesday, September 27
TIME: 5:15pm to 6:45pm
LOCATION: Le Pain Quotidien at the Granary, 1937 Callowhill Street (just behind the Free Library)
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Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller Serena and Above the Waterfall, in addition to four prizewinning novels, four collections of poems, and six collections of stories. His stories are set in his native Appalachia, and his poetic writing style and powerful narrative voice and characterization bring the setting to life and highlight the universal challenges and tragedies that play out against this vivid backdrop.
His new novel, The Risen, is the suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer—and one bewitching young woman—and the secrets that could destroy their lives. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, Ron Rash teaches at Western Carolina University.
Lynn’s note: I first discovered Ron Rash upon reading Serena. I was immediately hooked by the astounding opening scene, and the characters and the setting of that novel have never left me. The character of Serena ably shoulders the mantle of Lady Macbeth and it was hard to take my attention away from the havoc she wreaks.
Copies of the author’s recent books, including THE RISEN (published 9/6/16) are available at a discount to attendees. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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