SFCC Library presents “A Peek Inside: The Process of Novel Writing with Miriam Sagan”

SFCC Library presents “A Peek Inside: The Process of Novel Writing with Miriam Sagan”

From 2-3 p.m. April 12, Free, preregistration required by April 11 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SaganReading2021

What: Online talk sponsored by the SFCC Library “A Peek Inside: The Process of Novel Writing with Miriam Sagan”

Description: Miriam Sagan will read from her new novel, “Shadow on the Minotaur” (Red Mountain Press, 2021) and discuss sources of inspiration, structural challenges, and getting inside a character’s head. The heroine of the book, Thea, has survived the war in Bosnia only to find herself isolated and unable to cross the street in Brooklyn. Also, her shadow is missing. A cast of diverse characters helps in her healing–a mystic rabbi, a surfer acupuncturist, a professor turned curandera.

The novel asks the question—how do we recover from trauma? It also has a good cake recipe.

Bring your own questions about fiction writing for discussion.

Who: Miriam Sagan                     

When:  2 to 3 p.m. April 12                      

Where: On Zoom, pre-registration required.  Register by April 11 to attend:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SaganReading2021. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link on the morning of the event.

Cost: Free                     

Author Quote: Miriam Sagan said, “The most difficult thing about writing this novel was doing a serious final revision during the early days of the pandemic. Not only was my heroine unable to cross the street, but I was also in lock down. It was an added level of stress, but maybe also an added level of insight.”                            

Bios/Additional Facts:  Miriam Sagan is the author of more than 30 books.  She founded and directed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement.


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