Thursday, March 30
6 to 7 PM
Star Line Books
1467 Market Street # 106
Chattanooga Writers Chat is an encouragement group in which area writers can gather to discuss resources available to writers to develop their craft and promote their work. For the month of March, we will discuss the book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. Participants are advised to obtain and read a copy before attending. Ray Zimmerman will lead the discussion. Ray has produced, promoted, and hosted numerous events in the Chattanooga region.
What people are saying about Bird by Bird
“A warm, generous, and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps.”
- Los Angeles Times
“Superb writing advice...hilarious, helpful and provocative.” - New York Times Book Review
“A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write...sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternatively cranky and kind - a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can.
- Seattle Times
An Excerpt from the Book:
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils, and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the bigness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”