Don’t forget that local author and CSN faculty member Laura McBride will be our guest speaker at Community Lutheran Church on Monday, March 7. Her book, We Are Called to Rise has been a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and is a #1 Indie Next pick.
Come hear her speak about this amazing and exceptionally received debut novel, and her experience of “writing Las Vegas.”
We Are Called to Rise was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. The novel was a #1 IndieNext pick and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers choice in the US, and a BBC Simon Mayo Radio2 Book Club choice and a Waterstones Book Club pick in the UK. It received positive reviews nationally and internationally, including a starred review from Library Journal and a A- review from Entertainment Weekly. Laura McBride was a 2012 Yaddo fellow and the 2015 recipient of the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. She is a professor in the English department at the College of Southern Nevada, and has lived in Las Vegas since 1987. For more information, see her website: www.lauramcbrideauthor.com
Then come to the West Side meeting at Skinny Dugan’s on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 for a discussion of the novel, led by HWG Board Member Amanda Skenandore.