Ocean House Author Series: Beach-Worthy Books Panel with Deborah Goodrich Royce

    Date Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

    Location Ocean House

    Time 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Price $38/person
    (plus tax & service charge)

    Venue Seaside Ballroom


Ocean House Author Series: Beach-Worthy Books Panel with Jane Delury, Lauren Edmondson, Sandra Miller, Megan Tady, and Michelle Wildgen

Join Deborah Goodrich Royce and a panel of fantastic summer-themed novelists for a talk about making books beach-worthy.

Enjoy wine, light bites, and your choice of one (1) of the featured books. All featured books will also be available for purchase by Bank Square Books.

Please note, tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. 

About the Authors:

Jane Delury is the author of The Balcony, a novel-in-stories, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Narrative, and other publications and received an PEN/O.Henry Prize. She directs the BA in English at the University of Baltimore and teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program. Her featured novel is Hedge.

Lauren Edmondson  has a BA from Williams College and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. She teaches English at Northern Virginia Community College and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter. Her featured novel is Wedding of the Season. 

Sandra Miller is the multi-award-winning author of the memoir TROVE: A Woman’s Search for Truth and Buried Treasure (Brown Paper Press, 2019). Her essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications including Spirituality & Health, The Christian Science Monitor, Yankee, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe Magazine, for which she was a regular correspondent. One of her personal essays was turned into a short film called “Wait,” produced by Glamour Magazine, directed by Trudie Styler, and starring Kerry Washington. For two years she wrote scripts for 11 Central Ave., a radio comic strip that ran on public radio stations around the country. Sandra has lived and worked in Tokyo and Luxembourg and has led writing workshops on three continents. She currently teaches journalism and creative nonfiction at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She lives outside of Boston with her family. Her featured novel is Wednesdays at One.

Megan Tady is a writer and editor running the company Word-Lift, and her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, among others. She was a finalist for the 2021 Penguin Random House Student Fiction Award. Megan lives in Western Massachusetts with her family. Her featured novel is SUPER BLOOM.

Michelle Wildgen’s fourth novel will be published by Zibby Books in March 2023. Her previous books are You’re Not You, But Not For Long, and Bread and Butter, and the food writing anthology Food & Booze. A former executive editor with the award-winning literary journal Tin House, she is a freelance editor and creative writing teacher in Madison, Wis. Since 2013 she and novelist Susanna Daniel have run the Madison Writers’ Studio, offering a variety of creative writing workshops and classes. Her featured novel is Wine People.


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