March 14: Memoirs of a bestseller
At 8 p.m. next Friday (March 14), the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC) welcomes acclaimed novelist Arthur Golden as the featured speaker at RAAC’s Second Friday at the Library Series. Golden is the author of “Memoirs of a Geisha,” a huge international success that sat atop bestseller lists for more than a year, was made into a movie and lured readers around the globe. The program is free.
One of the rare books that readers devour and critics gush over, “Memoirs of a Geisha” was Golden’s first novel. In his talk, Golden will go behind the scenes of his book and explore, more generally, how writers create their stories.
Golden worked on “Memoirs of a Geisha” for 10 years, and his view is that what seems like magic — how writers invent worlds, or how an American man passes himself off as a Japanese woman — is actually craft. He’ll explore the novel-writing craft on March 14. For more information, visit raac.org.
Arthur Golden, whose first novel was international bestseller “Memoirs of a Geisha,” tells his story at the library March 14.