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Book Talk with a little twist... an Evening with Monica Wood, her latest book and its many translations

When: Saturday April 28, 2018 
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Price: $12 payable at the door - cash or checks - once you have RSVP, to help us with refreshments and desserts and feed our scholarship fund
What: a book talk, a social gathering -- good company guaranteed.

We are delighted to be hosting this Book Talk with Monica Wood. Monica is no stranger to most of you and certainly not to us at The Language Exchange where she once attended French classes and all-day programs. Given her busy schedule as a full-time writer, we are honored to be able to host her once again at the school for this very special evening. She will be discussing her latest book, The One-in-a-Million Boy and because we are a language school after all, she will also address the translation process and the many editions in which it has appeared in the world. Of particular interest to us, the French edition, Petites surprises sur le chemin du bonheur, as some of you will be attending a French workshop the week before during which we will discuss, in French, this very translation of Monica’s book.

MONICA WOOD is a novelist, memoirist, and playwright. Her most recent novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, has been published in 20 foreign editions and won a 2017 Nautilus Award (Gold) and the New England Society Book Award. She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the 2016 Maine Literary Award. Her novel Any Bitter Thing was an ABA bestseller and Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark, which has been excerpted on NPR's "Selected Shorts" and selected by several towns and cities as their "One Book, One Community" read; My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award; and Secret Language, her first novel.  Her widely anthologized short stories have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on public radio. She also writes books for writers and teachers. Her nonfiction has appeared in Oprah, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, and many other publications. Her recent play, Papermaker, debuted at Portland Stage in an extended run, its bestselling play ever. 

RSVP by email, info@immersionprograms.com, by April 15. Space is limited.

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