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'English is a party of words and everyone is invited.'

After doing an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, Lisa subsequently taught creative writing for thirteen years at both the Norwich School of Art & Design and the UEA. She now lives in the Algarve in Portugal where she teaches ...
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Lisa Selvidge

‘Writing fiction is a creative act, a work of the imagination, but it is also a craft.  As in any craft, there is always more to be learned. For anyone
who wants to succeed as a writer, dedication and
practice are more important than talent. And the
only way to improve as a writer is to recognize
your weaknesses and work on them -- and
of course write, write, write.’

Ruth Nestvold
Since about the age of six, Ruth Nestvold wanted to be a writer (besides wanting to be a singer and an actress and President of the United States), but for too many years she put practical pursuits first and writing fiction second. After completing a Ph.D. in literature and working as lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Freiburg, she took time off from academic pursuits to attend the Clarion West Writers Workshop, a six week "boot camp" for writers of science fiction and fantasy. She learned more there than she could have dreamed possible, changed her priorities, and gave up theory for imagination. Two years later, she sold her first short story to the acclaimed science fiction magazine, Asimov's. Since then, she has sold over forty pieces of short fiction to a variety of markets, including Baen's Universe, Strange Horizons, Scifiction, F&SF, Realms of Fantasy, and several “year's best” anthologies. She has been nominated for the Nebula, the Sturgeon, and the Tiptree awards. In 2007, the Italian translation of her novella Looking Through Lace won the "Premio Italia" for best international work. Her novel Flamme und Harfe (“Flame and Harp”) appeared in translation from Penhaligon, a German imprint of Random House in 2009, and has been translated into Dutch and Italian as well. She taught creative writing for a semester at the University of Stuttgart, participates regularly in online writing workshops, and founded the Villa Diodati workshop for English-speaking writers of speculative fiction in Europe. She occasionally maintains a website at www.ruthnestvold.com

We proudly announce a reading by Ruth Nestvold.

At the invitation of Writers Ink. e. V. Ruth is going to read excerpts from her novel Flamme und Harfe (in German and in English!), which has recently come out in paperback. Copies will be available at the reading, signed by the author.
Ruth Nestvold will provide us an insight into her work in progress, which will be partly set in Braunschweig. The entry is free!

When: May 19th, 2011, 19.30h
Where: Raabe-Haus:
Literaturzentrum Braunschweig
Leonhardstraße 29 a
38102 Braunschweig

In Braunschweig in stock at
www.graff.de
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