N.M. Kelby coming to Downtown Writers Series at Y

Novelist N. M. Kelby will be in Syracuse for a workshop and reading/signing in Syracuse at the Downtown Writer's Center. Kelby is the author of the new collection of short stories, A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, out next month from Borealis Books. She has another book out the same month from Writers Digest, The Constant Art of Being a Writer: The Life, Art & Business of Fiction.

Kelby is available for interviews and review copies of A Travel Guide for

Reckless Hearts is available upon request. More information on the book is

below. For a video of Kelby reading from the book, visit


Writing Workshop and Reading with N. M. Kelby

Sept. 15 and 16

Downtown Writer's Center - ymcaofgreatersyracuse.org/downtown/programs.aspx?ac=141>

YWCA of Greater Syracuse

340 Montgomery Street

Syracuse 474-6851

Forthcoming from Borealis Books Sept. 15. $15.95 paper 978-0-87351-767-6

Here is what people are saying about Kelby:

"N. M. Kelby has long been one of my favorite writers, and her new story collection, A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, is the sweet, pure, hilarious, sneakily profound essence of her. We ache and we laugh: this is the experience of reading N. M. Kelby just as it is the experience of living in the 21st century."

-Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a

Strange Mountain, and the forthcoming novel, Hell

"This is a collection of love stories, each and every one of them true to what goes on between us when our hearts collide. Beautiful, sweet, and a little sad: love, exactly. N. M. Kelby knows a thing or two."

-Daniel Wallace, author of four novels including Big Fish, which was also a film of the same name

"Kelby peeks into the hidden places of the heart, the sweet spot where love dwells."

-Patti Callahan Henry, author of six novels, including Between the Tides

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