Mary Sharratt is an American writer who lives with her Belgian husband in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England, the setting for her acclaimed 2010 novel, Daughters of the Witching Hill, which recasts the Pendle Witches of 1612 in their historical context as cunning folk and healers. Previously she lived for twelve years in Germany. This, along with her interest in sacred music and herbal medicine, inspired her to write her most recent novel, Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen, which explores the dramatic life of the 12th century Benedictine abbess, composer, polymath, and powerfrau. We have a Book Club in a Bag Kit for the title Real Minerva.We have a Book Club in a Bag Kit for the title Real Minerva.
Besides reading from her work, this internationally acclaimed author will be informative for fellow writers as well. She will touch on:
• The process of making accuracy flow well in writing
• Foibles and successes gathering info for a topic and how to decide what and where to research.
• How to manage all the info for a full-scale novel; how to decide what goes into the book as prose and what just helps flesh out the character.
Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 952-227-1500
Event Type(s): Books/Authors/Writing, Cultural Heritage
Age Group(s): Adult