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First Thursdays Arts Walk + Book Launch with Authors Marj Charlier and Victoria Waddle

June 3, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021 (7:00-8:30 PM)

Inlandia at Home and Riverside Public Library Present:

First Thursdays Arts Walk + Book Launch with Authors Marj Charlier and Victoria Waddle

Free and open to the public but registration is required.

On Zoom, to RSVP:

In partnership with the Riverside Public Library for the City of Riverside’s First Thursdays Virtual Arts Walk program, Inlandia invites you to help welcome two new books into the world! Join Inlandia authors Marj Charlier (The Rebel Nun) and Victoria Waddle (Acts of Contrition) for delightful readings from their books, followed by a conversation about writing and the path to publishing. An audience Q&A will immediately follow.

Marj Charlier’s The Rebel Nun (Blackstone Publishing, 2021) is based on the true story of Clotild, the daughter of a sixth-century king and his concubine, who leads a rebellion of nuns against the rising misogyny and patriarchy of the medieval church. A former Wall Street Journal reporter, corporate finance executive, and author of eleven novels, Marj writes, works as a publishing consultant, and teaches writing workshops in Palm Springs.

Victoria Waddle’s Acts of Contrition (Los Nietos Press, 2021) is a gripping short story collection about the complex lives of modern women. Some can look back and laugh, some find luck in their escape from harm, some engineer their own good fortune, all the while riding a wave of dark humor. What all the characters come to understand is that silence places them at greater risk than speaking out. They progress toward freedom through the telling of their stories. Victoria Waddle has experience as a high school teacher and teacher-librarian and a lifelong resident of Southern California. Now that her three sons are grown, she lives there with her husband and two very sassy dogs.

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