A RiverArts Salon is a place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.
Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45 -- usually on Zoom, but this summer we're hitting the road to some in-person outdoor locations!
Jennifer N. Shannon joined the Salon to lead a lively discussion about the role of research in fiction writing. Beginning with a short video clip featuring Toni Morrison answering a question about the inspiration for her classic novel, Beloved, which began with a 19th century newspaper clipping and Morrison's exploration of the "compulsion to nurture and protect," Jennifer shared a beautiful passage from the novel she is currently writing, and posed these questions:
Jennifer N. Shannon has written and published three books and has had short stories and poems published in several literary magazines such as Deep South, The Auburn Avenue, and an essay forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly. Three of her poems were published in the anthology, tender, a literary anthology and book of spells: evidence and Jennifer’s work is featured in the Maryland State Arts Council 2021 Virtual Exhibition titled Identity. Recently, Jennifer was awarded a fellowship from The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and was selected and served as a panelist for the 2021 Maryland Heritage Awards. Visit Jennifer’s website to preview her work and follow her @writerjns on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.