International and New York Times bestselling author of historical thrillers, Steve Berry, will teach his acclaimed writers’ workshop, “Lessons from a Bestseller,” at the ’s Betty & Ralph Sheffer Gallery on Friday, June 8, 9 am – 1pm.
His latest book released this Spring THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR was called by the Associated Press, “…a thrill ride—and his best book to date.” It has landed at number four on the New York Times bestseller list.
Berry will teach the craft of writing, including the Four "C's" of story structure, effective dialogue, point of view, and the all-important “10 Rules of Writing” - followed by a 50-minute session on The Business of Writing presented by Elizabeth Berry, executive director of International Thriller Writers.
The workshop will benefit preservation projects in the Historical Society’s Bradley-Wheeler Carriage Barn. The Carriage Barn is the only remaining octagonal cobblestone barn in Connecticut. It features a number of displays that are part of the Museum of Westport History, including a remarkable miniature replica of the town, circa 1870, and a historic train display in the loft which was once part of the Swezey family-owned jewelry store window for nearly sixty years.
In 2009 Steve and Elizabeth Berry founded History Matters—a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding the preservation of the fragile reminders of our past. Since then, they have traveled the world raising much-needed funds for a wide range of historic preservation projects.
Steve Berry is the New York Times bestselling author The Jefferson Key, The Emperor’s Tomb, The Paris Vendetta, The Charlemagne Pursuit, The Venetian Betrayal, The Alexandria Link, The Templar Legacy, The Third Secret, The Romanov Prophecy, The Amber Room, and the short stories “The Admiral’s Mark,” “The Devil’s Gold,” and “The Balkan Escape.” He has 14 million books in print, which have been translated into 40 languages and sold in 51 countries. His new book, The Columbus Affair (Ballantine Books– on sale May 15, 2012), features a new protagonist, disgraced Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tom Sagan, and challenges everything we thought we knew about the discovery of America.
Ticket prices are $75, Members: $65, gourmet lunch $10
(The workshop fee includes drinks and light snacks. Gourmet boxed lunches will be available and must be pre-ordered.)
To reserve: 203-222-1424