Brenda Cooper

Happy Coincidences: Louise (who’s book I just recommended) is reading and teaching soon!

I just heard about this today, and here are the formal details:

NW Media Arts and University Book Store present:
Louise Marley READING AND SIGNING
Friday, March 11, 2011 · 7:00 p.m.
at the University Book Store
NW Media Arts and Seattle’s University Book Store invite you to join us each month as we bring to Seattle critically acclaimed writers from across the US and Europe whose work showcases the finest of speculative literature. Please join us on March 11th for a reading and conversation with local author Louise Marley. Louise Marley is the author of fourteen novels of historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. A former opera singer, historical research has been part of her professional life for a very long time. Her most recent novel, Mozart’s Blood, draws heavily both on history and on music.

Marley is a two-time winner of the Endeavour Award, given to a Pacific NW writer for excellence in science fiction. She has been a Nebula semifinalist and a Campbell Award finalist. In addition to writing science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction, she published a young adult trilogy under the name Toby Bishop.

‘Writing novels is very much like acting. The writer convinces the reader that what we all know is unreal can be accepted as real, at least for the moment. The place, the people, and the plot all spring from that magical source, the conjurer’s imagination, an alchemy of word, gesture, setting, and plot. If the actor–or the
writer–can entice the audience to join them on their creative journey, story happens.'”
– Louise Marley

Louise will also be teaching a writing workshop as part of the Fantastic Fiction Workshop Series at Richard Hugo House on Sunday, March 13th from 10:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.