Full Series: Reading With Purpose Book Group

Code: SL99901

Dates: October 12-26, 2022

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sessions: 3

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $79.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

MLSN is again joining with the Narberth Bookshop to select, read, and discuss topical books by local and national authors. Conversations will be facilitated by the authors, local professors, media hosts or by the bookshop owner, Ellen Trachtenberg, as well as other experts. Register for the entire series or for individual sessions. Classes included in the series: 10/12--Sleeping Alone: Stories, held at Creutzburg 11/02--A Letter in the Wall, held at Creutzburg 12/07--The Recruit, held at Creutzcurg
Fee: $79.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Eileen Brill

Eileen Brill has a degree in Economics from Carnegie Mellon and spent twelve years in the corporate world writing trend reports for hotels, restaurants and real estate developers. Her debut novel, A Letter in the Wall, was released in May 2022. Eileen is also an artist and sign language interpreter. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband Eli.


Alan Drew

Alan Drew is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, The Recruit, Shadow Man, and Gardens of Water. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. An associate professor of English at Villanova University, he lives near Philadelphia with his wife and two children.


Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan and American writer, poet, and activist whose work appears internationally in English and in translation. She is the author of the forthcoming short-story collection, Sleeping Alone (Graywolf, 2022), and the essay collection, Bon Courage (Etruscan, 2023) and the novels A Disobedient Girl (Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2009) and On Sal Mal Lane (Graywolf, 2013), a New York Times Editor's Choice Book. She is the editor of the anthology, Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine (2015) and co-editor of Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security (2018). She writes for the UK Guardian, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe and blogs for the Huffington Post on literature and politics. She is a winner of the Mariella Gable Award for Fiction, and the JH Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman. She teaches creative writing in the US and abroad, and is the Director of the Artists Network at Narrative 4.


Ellen Trachtenberg

Ellen Trachtenberg is the owner of the Narberth Bookshop, which she opened in 2016 after more than 25 years of book industry experience. Prior to opening the bookshop, Ellen served as a book publicist and publishing consultant.



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