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Sunday, October 22 at 3pm - Margot Livesey presents "The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing"

Please join us on Sunday, October 22 at 3pm, when Margot Livesey presents her new collection of essays, The Hidden Machinery. The event is free and open to the public; there will be time for Q&A and book signing after her talk.

Margot Livesey is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Mercury, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals, and Homework. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and the Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tin House Books - July 4th, 2017

A masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it.

“Read everything that is good for the good of your soul. Then learn to read as a writer, to search out that hidden machinery, which it is the business of art to conceal and the business of the apprentice to comprehend.”

In The Hidden Machinery, critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one. As much at home on your nightstand as it is in the classroom, The Hidden Machinery will become a book readers and writers return to over and over again.