Western Sussex Reads

Christopher Tilghman

The Right-Hand Shore Writing Seminar

Thursday, April 6th

Seaford High School Auditorium—6 pm

Western Sussex Reads invites you to attend a Writing Seminar, given by Christopther Tilghman, on Thursday, April 6th at the Seaford H.S. Auditorium. Mr. Tilghman is a national bestselling author that highlights the Eastern Shore and its rich history.

“I sense that the process of writing fiction begins with everything that is known, and then -- if it's successful -- reaches what is not known; you're there in the unknown to serve the mysteries of grace and creation and resurrection. Stories should widen our experience and give us a little moral grist, and narrative can operate as a kind of subcode, giving you a way of understanding the world.” --Christopher Tilghman

Luncheon at Noon

Christopher Tilghman, author and professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, will be spending a day in Sussex County, Delaware, on Thursday, April 6. Mr. Tilghman will be speaking on his novel, The Right-Hand Shore, as well as the writing process he uses in preparing his short stories and novels. The first opportunity is at noon for a free luncheon to be held at The Heritage Shores ballroom, in Bridgeville, Delaware. Later that evening, at 6 pm, Mr. Tilghman will speak about creative writing and his writing process during a free lecture to be held at Seaford (DE) High School Auditorium.

Tickets will be required for each event and will be available free of charge from either of the Western Sussex Reads libraries. Tickets for the luncheon will be limited in number; there will be more opportunities to hear the author at the evening lecture. Middle and High School students as well as adults are welcome at the events.

This opportunity is provided by Western Sussex Reads, a collaborative project of the public libraries in western Sussex County, Delaware. Copies of the novel, The Right-Hand Shore, are available for check out at the Delmar, Laurel, Seaford, Bridgeville, and Greenwood Public Libraries. Book discussions are scheduled at each library; if interested, please check with the individual library for its schedule.

The program is made available in part with a grant from the Delaware Division of Libraries and the Delaware Department of Libraries.

For more information, please contact Susan Upole, Library Director, Delmar Public Library at 302-846-9894 or Karen Johnson, Library Director, Bridgeville Public Library, 302-337-7401.