What: Local Author Charlie Price coming to Shasta College
When: Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Campus Center Stage (Building 2000, Main Redding Campus)
Shasta College is pleased to announce that on Thursday, November 4, 2010, Charlie Price, award-winning and internationally acclaimed local author of adolescent fiction, will be offering a creative writing workshop on “Writing Processes” from 12:30-1:50 p.m. on the Campus Center Stage (Building 2000, Main Redding Campus). At 4 p.m., in Lecture Hall 400, Charlie will read excerpts from his latest fictional works. After the reading, there will be an opportunity for a book signing and to meet the author. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
Here is a recent review of Charlie Price’s latest novel – “INTERROGATION OF GABRIEL JAMES”:
“Suspense and mystery dominate this exciting double-layered story of a misfit high-school boy giving evidence to the police after a multiple shooting. Price alternates scenes between the often-contentious interrogation and Gabriel’s more expansive memories of the events leading to his testimony. The author deftly manages the plot so that readers eventually may suspect that unreliable narrator Gabriel could be the culprit. Gabriel certainly has his own emotional problems and comes perilously close to stalking a girl he believes may be abused. He spies on the remains of a former hippie cult, even when it becomes clear that the cult and the characters surrounding it are dangerous. The author writes intriguing and believable characters and keeps a stream of realism moving through the story even when neither readers nor Gabriel are really sure what’s going on. Patience from readers won’t be required, though, as plenty of action keeps the narrative moving while the plot details unfold. The result is not only suspense but a memorable and believable characterization. Top notch.” -Kirkus: June 15, 2010 issue
For more information on this event, contact Kathryn Gessner, English Instructor at Shasta College by calling (530) 242-2235.
-from Shasta College press release
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