We’re pleased to welcome Martha Cooley as the first author in our Visiting Writers Series. Martha Cooley is a novelist and author of short fiction, essays, and translation whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals. Her first novel, The Archivist, was a national best-seller published in a dozen foreign markets, and her second, Thirty-Three Swoons, was also published in Italian.
Martha will read from her new memoir, Guesswork. There will be a Q&A session to follow. Then Martha will lead a writing workshop for all who attend. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees who register by March 8 will receive an advanced copy of the book.
When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st
Where: Project Write Now, 25 Bridge Avenue, Suite 130, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $50 per person (includes a copy of Guesswork)
Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband. There, in a rural paradise where bumblebees nest in the ancient cemetery and stray cats curl up on her bed, she examines a question both easily evaded and unavoidable: mortality. Part memoir, part loving goodbye to an unconventional parent, Guesswork transforms a year in a pastoral hill town into a fierce examination of life, love death, and ultimately, release.