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Writers Read Presents Author Jincy Willett

February 11, 2014

Author Jincy Willett

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Amy Falls Down

Amy Falls DownPreceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, February 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

San Diego County-based author Jincy Willett has launched another novel loaded with social critique and her special blend of satiric humor and poignant clarity.

In Amy Falls Down, Willett revisits Amy Gallup, the heroine of The Writing Class, and 530210 ap.tifproceeds to skewer various public figures as Gallup rides the crest of an unexpected success. Amy Falls Down will be available at the reading for sale and signing.

Willett’s other works include the novel Winner of the National Book Award and her short story collection Jenny and the Jaws of Life, which humorist David Sedaris described as “the funniest collection of stories I’ve ever read—really funny and perfectly sad at the same time.”

Willett also teaches one-on-one fiction workshops online. Click here for more information. In fact, be sure to click on all the links in this post, at least the ones that mention Willett—her website is hilarious!

And one more thing: Check out this interview with Willett at Slate.com, with a nice dig at writers’ “platforms.”

For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

 

Fallbrookisms

29 January 2009

 

From the January Fallbrook’s Writers Read

You can’t learn to write from reading Moby Dick; you can just learn that you’re not Herman Melville.                                                                                           – Author Jincy Willett

If you are rejected, the only thing that matters is that they rejected you. If they give you a reason, don’t listen to it.                                                                         – Author Jincy Willett

 

Writer’s lament

Before computers, it took me six months to be accepted by my first agent. Now, with email, I can get three rejections before lunch.                                                – Poet and Author Kate Harding