Second Story Books http://wfpl.org en Crime Novelist Teaches Writing Workshop http://wfpl.org/post/crime-novelist-teaches-writing-workshop <p>Acclaimed crime novelist Charlie ("Calumet City") Newton returns to Louisville tomorrow to teach a writing workshop at Second Story Books (2004 Highland Ave.).</p><p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/crime-novelist-charlie-newton-marries-truth-and-fiction">Newton taught a similar workshop and gave a reading from his second novel, "Start Shooting" at Second Story back in June</a>:</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:08:29 +0000 Erin Keane 2027 at http://wfpl.org Crime Novelist Teaches Writing Workshop Crime Novelist Charlie Newton Marries Truth and Fiction http://wfpl.org/post/crime-novelist-charlie-newton-marries-truth-and-fiction <p>Novelist <a href="http://charlienewton.com/">Charlie Newton</a> weaves complex plots of crime and corruption out of unrelated true stories. The rape and murder of a young girl and a strange history of biological warfare in Japan collide in &ldquo;Start Shooting,&rdquo; the Chicago native&rsquo;s acclaimed second novel.</p><p>While a gang war threatens the city&rsquo;s bid for the Olympics, a guitar-playing cop and a desperate actress from the same gritty Chicago neighborhood are forced to confront corruption, violence and the legacy of a family murder.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:35:14 +0000 Erin Keane 627 at http://wfpl.org Crime Novelist Charlie Newton Marries Truth and Fiction Novelist Creates Own Drinking Game at Readings http://wfpl.org/post/novelist-creates-own-drinking-game-readings <p>Louisville author Patrick Wensink has discovered one simple strategy to help people pay attention during book tour readings. He&rsquo;s made a drinking game out of his.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always felt like the worst part of a book reading is the book reading,&rdquo; says Wensink. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m as guilty as anybody. I&rsquo;ve sort of zoned out in the past and haven&rsquo;t paid attention to every word.&rdquo;</p><p>Wensink hands out a list of six words before he reads an excerpt from his new novel. Every time he reads one of the key words, everyone (author included) takes a sip.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 19:53:16 +0000 Erin Keane 474 at http://wfpl.org Novelist Creates Own Drinking Game at Readings