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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Alice McDermott and Bob Levey
In Conversation

Thu, 26 Oct, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

Join us for an evening of readings and discussion with Award-winning author Alice McDermott, interviewed by former Washington Post Columnist Bob Levey. Together they will discuss the elements of craft developed in author's latest book, The Ninth Hour. 


TWC Members are welcome to join us for a pre-event reception at 6:00 P.M. The program will be open to the public and begin at 7:00 P.M.


Alice McDermott is the author of eight novels, most recently The Ninth Hour. Her novel Someone was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award. It was also a finalist for the 2014 Patterson Prize for Fiction. After This was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. Her fifth novel, Child of My Heart, was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, one of Book Magazine’s 10 Best Novels of 2002 and a nominee for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Her fourth, Charming Billy, received the 1998 National Book Award for fiction, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and was short-listed for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Her third novel, At Weddings and Wakes, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her second, That Night, was nominated for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her articles, reviews, and stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Redbook, Ms., Commonweal, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award and the Corrington Award for Literature.

Bob Levey spent more than 23 years as a prize-winning daily columnist for The Washington Post. Seven times, he was chosen one of Washington's best columnists by Washingtonian Magazine. He has taught journalism and writing at six major research universities, and recently became a workshop leader at The Writer's Center. 

This event is free, but an RSVP is required. Please email jack.canavan@writer.org to ensure a seat.

 

Location: The Writer's Cener
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admissio
Contact: jack.canavan@writer.org
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