From staff reports
Coffee with the Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the writing craft and process. The series kicks off Saturday, May 27, at 11 am at the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC). Traverse City Record-Eagle journalist, essayist, and author Mardi Jo Link will talk about memoir writing with GAAC gallery manager Sarah Bearup-Neal.
Link’s career took off after she published the first of three, true crime books in 2008. But her keen, observational skills, her ear for dialogue, and an internal GPS that guides her to the right, story-building details found a natural home in memoir. Link turned her reporter’s instincts and skills on her own life, and published Bootstrapper (2013) and Drummond Girls (2015). On May 27, Link will share some of the backstory behind the writing of these personal stories, and the art and craft of memoir. Coffee with the Authors is offered without charge.
The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. For more information visit GlenArborArt.org / EVENTS.