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Depicting the Character of Bristol

April 09, 2011 | 12 am

Bristol native and author Greg Lilly returns home for a presentation and book signing Saturday, April 9th at the Bristol Public Library at 2:00 p.m. to benefit the Friends of the Library. Lilly is the author of four novels including the Derek Mason Mystery series newest release Scalping the Red Rocks and the historical novel Under a Copper Moon. Lilly’s novels are acclaimed by critics for their sense of place and settings that act as characters in the stories.

The April 9th presentation at the Bristol Public Library provides a glimpse into the work process of an author. Lilly plans to discuss the importance of setting in writing, with examples from his novels and explain why he chose each locale for the characters. A dynamic, interactive exercise conducted by Lilly during the library event allows the audience to contribute to the development of the personality and character of Bristol in the new book. Discover the writer’s process and add your own view of Bristol on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library with author Greg Lilly.

A portion of the proceeds from book sales during the event will be donated to the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

The library is located at 701 Goode Street, Bristol, Virginia and may be reached at (276) 645-8780. More information about the Friends of the Bristol Public Library can be found at www.Bristol-Library.org/about-us/Friends-of-the-Library. More information about Greg Lilly and his novels can be found at www.GregLilly.com.