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October 2019

Boston Book Festival: “Fiction: Art and Artists” panel

October 19 , 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Boston Book Festival

Panel event with Catherine Cusset, moderated by Dawn Tripp. The two novelists whose work we’ll explore in this session craft amazing stories of visual artists who had to fight to pursue their art. In a unique hybrid of biography and fiction, Catherine Cusset tells the Life of David Hockney, daring to imagine the psyche of the groundbreaking gay artist. The result, according to the New York Times, is “an affirming vision of a restless talent propelled by optimism and chance.” In The Age of Light,…

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Paperback Launch Event for THE AGE OF LIGHT!

October 22 , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Unlikely Story

Join me at An Unlike Story for a festive evening celebrating the paperback launch of THE AGE OF LIGHT! We'll have cocktails, beer, and wine for sale, as well as delicious French treats. The event is free, but the bookstore would love for people to register: https://www.anunlikelystory.com/event/whitney-scharer

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Concord Festival of Authors: Historical Fiction panel event with Christopher Castellani

October 23 , 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Concord Free Library, 129 Main St,
Concord, MA 01742

Join Whitney Scharer and Christopher Castellani (LEADING MEN) for brief readings and conversation about the subjects of their most recent novels as well as the increasingly popular phenomenon of writers making real people into fictional characters. The Age of Light brings model and photographer Lee Miller to life, focusing on her art and her relationship to Man Ray; Leading Men is the story of Frank Merlo's relationship with Tennessee Williams. Q&A and book signing will follow.

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Toronto International Festival of Authors: Reading & Interview with Helena Janeczek

October 29 , 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Canada
$18

Looking forward to being a part of the Toronto Festival of Authors, where I'll be appearing on a panel with Helena Janeczek. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a photographer’s story is boundless. Uncover the lives of two of France’s most storied female photographers of the 20th century, as told by two of the year’s most highly-anticipated historical fiction novels. Helena Janeczek presents The Girl with the Leica, which recounts the life of real-life photographer Gerda Taro, who died during the Spanish Civil…

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November 2019

Kauai Writers Conference

November 4 to November 10
Kauai Kauai, Hawaii

Master Class: Bringing the Past Alive with Whitney Scharer & Priya Parmar This class with Priya and Whitney is an exceptional opportunity for writers of historical fiction to hone their craft. It is designed for writers of this genre at all levels of accomplishment. Historical fiction presents unique challenges. It is neither biography nor pure fiction. Subjects’ lives must be meticulously researched, and the knowledge gained has to inspire rather than merely be reported upon. Achieving a distinctive voice for each…

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Delicious Discussions Author Series

November 14 , 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
$40

Otis Library and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions author luncheon with author Whitney Scharer in celebration of her new book The Age of Light. Tickets for this event are $40 and include an author talk and signing, a copy of the book and a buffet lunch at Michael Jordan's Steak House at Mohegan Sun. This event requires pre-registration.  To register, call Julie at 860-889-2365, x128. Delicious Discussions Author Series is a partnership between Otis Library, Bank Square Books…

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Book Covers

November 14 , 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St.
Framingham, MA

We’re piecing together interesting readers…to read interesting pieces together. Come enjoy an evening of literary entertainment as you listen to selected works – from classic to contemporary, all revolving around the theme of “Home” – read aloud by members of our community. A moderated conversation about reading and “home” – including how we sometimes feel “at home” in the pages of a book – will follow. This event is produced by A Lifely Read, with assistance from Fugitive Productions. Come hear…

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Berlin: German Launch of Die Zeit des Lichts

November 19
Buchhandlung Geistesblüten, Walter Benjamin-Platz 2
Berlin, Germany
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Gütersloh: Buchhandlung Markus

November 20
Buchhandlung Markus, Münsterstraße 9
Gütersloh, 33330 Germany
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Hamburg: Lesesaal Buchhandlung and Cafe

November 21
Lesesaal Buchhandlung & Café, Stadthausbrücke 6
Hamburg, 20335 Germany
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Munich: Reading at Museum Villa Stuck

November 22
Museum Villa Stuck, Prinzregentenstraße 60
Munich, 81675 Germany

As part of the exhibition "Is this fashion? Forty years of Vogue Germany" at the Museum Villa Stuck in collaboration with the Literaturhaus München.

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