September 6, 2011 at 6:30pm to September 27, 2011 at 8pm
Participants will learn basics of turning their personal and family memories into a Memoir. The class meets every Tuesday evening in September 2011 at the Amarillo Public Library, East Branch, 2232 E. 27th (just off Osage-Ross near Sam's). Classes meet 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
I am a multi-published author and a ghostwriter. I'm married to a columnist who is also a freelance editor. I love living the writers life with its challenges and its work. My favorite part of writing is when the first draft pours out onto the screen. I'm also a voracious reader, love quilting, gardening and time with my family. I always enjoy speaking to groups or doing workshops at retreats and conferences.
You may not know me or my work but I am the author six critically acclaimed, award winning novels and I have been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. On Jan 9th 2010 my debut novel will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary and I hope you will buy a copy to help commemorate this milestone.
"Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying."
Praise for the novels of Bernice L. McFadden:
"Searing and expertly imagined." - Toni Morrison
“Bernice L. McFadden is a master storyteller.” Adriana Trigiana
"Vivid." - The New York Times
"Eloquent..." (McFadden) is a talent worth watching." - The Washington Post