Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Louise Penny

Thursday, March 7
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS) will present Louise Penny, on Thursday, March 7 in P.E. Monroe Auditorium at 7 p.m.  

Louise Penny is a Canadian mystery novel author whose works have been translated into more than 25 languages. In review of her Armand Gamache Series, Maureen Corrigan from The Washington Post wrote, "…No other writer…writes like Penny….Her characters are distilled to their essences. The stylistic result is that a Gamache mystery reads a bit like an incantatory epic poem...It takes nerve and skill - as well as heart - to write mysteries like this." She has won numerous awards for her work, including six Agatha Awards, The British Dagger Award, The American Anthony Award, and the Barry Award. Before she began writing full time, she worked as a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Penny helped to launch a new award for aspiring Canadian mystery writers, the Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Novel in 2009. In 2013, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for her contributions to Canadian culture as an author shining a spotlight on the Eastern Townships of Quebec." She serves as the Patron for the Yamaska Literacy Council and currently lives and writes in a small village south of Montreal. 

Sponsors of the 2018-19 VWS include: Barnes & Noble, NC Arts Council, United Arts Council of Catawba County, National Endowment for the Arts, Hickory Hop, Crowne Plaza, Café Rule, Hickory Public Library, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Robert Abbey Fine Lighting.

Mission Statement:

The Visiting Writers Series of Lenoir-Rhyne University believes that reading is an essential element in the creation of vibrant communities. We invite authors to read from their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences. We believe the beauty and power of words help us make sense of the world. Children's writers, mystery writers, essayists, poets, novelists all participate in this celebration of the written and spoken word. We believe that a community of readers is a better community.

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Thursday, March 7 · add to calendar 2019-03-07 09:00:00 2019-03-07 17:00:00 America/New_York Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Louise Penny https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423178/lenoir-rhyne-universitys-visiting-writers-series-presents-louise-penny Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended in advance for Laila Lalami, Armistead Maupin, and Louise Penny.
Call 828.328.7206 to order.

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