WAKE FOREST — Page 158 Books will host authors Janice Deal, Valerie Nieman and Marjorie Hudson for a reading and discussion on their latest works during a special, free event on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Deal, author of “The Sound of Rabbits,” is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and has won several awards for her work, including the Moth Short Story Prize and Cagibi Macaron Prize for fiction.
Her novel tells the story of a woman who must return to her small hometown, forcing her to grapple with personal and familial struggles as her mother deals with Parkinson’s disease.
Nieman, author of “In the Lonely Blackwater,” is a former professor and journalist who continues to teach creative writing at conferences and other places. Her most recent book earned the 2022 Sir Walter Raleigh Award.
“In the Lonely Blackwater” tells the story of a teenager who is stalked while a local detective investigates her cousin’s sudden death.
Hudson, author of “Indigo Field,” lives on a century farm in North Carolina, having spent a career as a journalist and writer. Her novel tells the story of spirits set loose after a car collision between a colonel mourning the loss of his wife and a Black woman mourning the murder of her niece by a white man.