Writer success story – why sometimes you have to tune out the criticism


Roald Dahl authored dozens of books, including the beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach

“This boy is an indolent and illiterate member of the class.” age 16, summer term English composition

“A persistent muddler, vocabulary negligible, sentences malconstructed. He reminds me of a camel.” Summer term 1932, age 16, English composition

“Consistently idle, ideas limited.” Autumn term, 1932, English composition

 

Roald Dahl is a great writer. He is probably my favorite writer.” Oscar, age 9

 

 

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Crystal Springs – the new play by Kathy Rucker

This sounds really good: award-winning playwright Kathy Rucker’s new play, Crystal Springs. Crystal Springs runs March 6 – March 23 at The Eureka Theatre in San Francisco. Read more and get tickets at crystalspringstheplay.com.

About the play:

(via the website)

Crystal Springs is a thought-provoking new play that interweaves the challenges of parenting in the digital age with a suspenseful tale of online misbehavior and its vicious consequences. Written by Kathy Rucker, directed by 2013 Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan.

Based on true events, the performance follows a suburban mother who becomes obsessed with her daughter’s online social circle, using the teen’s Web connections to fire salvos and seek revenge. The play starts at the story’s conclusion and unfolds backwards in time, turning surprising corners on a path to an unexpected beginning.

About the Playwright
Kathy Rucker is the award-winning writer of Beautiful Scar, Sultan’s Battery, and Turing Tested, which was a selection of Last Frontier Theater Conference. She has been a finalist for the Heideman Award and New Works of Merit. She lives in Northern California.

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Bay Area Literary Events

I’ll be talking about my brand new novel, Golden State, at several locations in the Bay Area. All of the following events are free and open to the public. We have fun, I promise!

Wed., 2/5/14, Palo Alto

Peninsula book launch for GOLDEN STATE at Books Inc. Palo Alto, 7:00 p.m.I

2/19, Mendocino

The Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, 6:00 p.m.

2/20, San Francisco

Book Passage, Ferry Building, San Francisco, 6:00 PM

2/21, Pleasanton

Luncheon and book discussion at Towne Center Books, Pleasanton, CA, 11:30 (tickets required)

2/21, Berkeley

Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley, CA, 7:30 p.m.

March 4, 2014

Belmont Public Library, Belmont, CA 7:00 p.m.

 

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