Randolph-Macon College will host author Michele Young-Stone on Monday, March 5,
2012 at 7:00 p.m. in The Writing Center (2nd floor, McGraw-Page Library).
Young-Stone, the author of “The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors,” will present
“There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block.” This event is free and open to the
R-MC English Professor Gayla Mills, director
Writing Center, is excited about bringing Young-Stone to campus.
“I loved her book and thought that the students would enjoy her characters, who
are quirky, engaging, troubled, and fun,” says Mills. “There's a love story woven
into the book, but it’s based on a creative theme—that the characters are drawn
together, in part, by their experiences with lightning.” Young-Stone will talk about
the writing life and give tips on how to overcome rejection.
Young-Stone, who earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, is currently
working on her second book.
Copies of “The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors” will be available for purchase,
and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Professor Gayla Mills at (804) 752-3031 or