Join us for our next Book Club for Writers discussion on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 PM, when we will discuss stories by Angela Carter and Kelly Link, authors who are both known for incorporating elements of fairy tales in their fiction.
The British novelist, essayist, and short story writer Angela Carter was known for infusing her work with both magical realism and feminism. The London Times ranked her tenth on its list of “the 50 greatest British writers since 1945,” and though she died of cancer in 1991, her work has continued to be influential and widely discussed. Her collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories was published in 1979 and won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize; the stories play with the conventions and concerns of traditional fairy tales.
Book Club for Writers is a fiction discussion program that meets four times a year. Discussions are open to all, and focus particularly on questions of craft and technique that will interest writers and aspiring writers. Created by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, Book Club for Writers is sponsored locally by a fiction writing group that meets weekly at the Haverhill Corner Library.
The next Book Club for Writers discussion will be held on Thursday, July 25 and will feature “Everything That Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O’Connor and “Why I Live at the P.O.” by Eudora Welty.