Open Books (2414 N. 45th St.) is hosting a craft talk this Friday, May 19, with fiction writer Ann Pancake, author of Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley (Counterpoint 2015) and finalist for the 2016 Washington State Book Award. Her talk, titled “Throb and Hum, A Story’s Song: Writing from Hearing Rather Than Thinking,” has proven to be just as useful for poets as for fiction writers. Among the questions Pancake asks: How does prose written with an underlying music move a reader in ways other prose cannot? And what are the dangers and the pleasures of writing out of your ear and your body instead of your head?
The talk is free and takes place at 7-9 p.m. at Open Books. Learn more on the Open Books event page.