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Create, Connect, Heal Through the Written Word
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
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The Village at Kentlands and Lakelands invites you to join local author, Carol Solomon, as she uses her upcoming collection of short stories to explore the power of reading and writing during this time of COVID-19. The presentation includes readings from her new book, Love, Loss, & Ghosts and encourages participants to do their own "flash writing" for a website that launches in the fall.
Along with nine new stories, Solomon’s collection features seven previously published stories including the award-winning story, “The Fixer.” In story after story, Solomon reveals a person who has lost love and found a substitute - sometimes another person, sometimes self-destructive behavior, sometimes a ghost. Her stories take place in the Maryland suburbs, in a rural Midwest town, and in an Orthodox Jewish community—settings that frame her characters’ losses and limit their choices. Her characters, often deeply flawed, surprise us with their capacity to endure.
Love, Loss, & Ghosts, which is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, will be released in November. Free copies of the collection will be given to the first ten people who sign up for the presentation.
Solomon, a former educator, lives in Montgomery County with her husband. Her YA novel Imagining Katherine was designated a Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Her short fiction has appeared in Lilith, Bethesda Magazine, Persimmon Tree, Little Patuxent Review, Loch Raven Review, and Jewish Fiction.net.