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Pulitzer Prize nominated writer to speak at Blue Ridge Books

The Mountain Writers of North Carolina will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.10, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

David Madden, an expert in the art of the revision process, is the guest speaker. Madden earned an M.A. at San Francisco State and attended Yale Drama School on a John Golden Fellowship.

He was Writer-in-residence at LSU from 1968 to 1992, director of the Creative Writing Program from 1992-1994, founding director of the United States Civil War Center from 1992-1999, and is now LSU Robert Penn Warren Professor of Creative Writing, Emeritus.

His best-known novel, The Suicide’s Wife, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and made into a CBS movie. The public is welcome to attend this free event. Blue Ridge Books is located at 152 South Main Street in Waynesville.