Short Story Book Group: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

There is no charge to attend. Reservations are required.

This event is sold out. 

Please note this is a book discussion without the author present.


Each moderated group will focus on an award-winning short story. Participants should have read the story and come ready to discuss. Whether new to short stories or an avid reader of them, this group will offer an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about literature and connect with other book enthusiasts.

Short Story: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher follows a fictionalized account of an encounter between a working-class woman and the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

Moderator: Margaret Wilesmith

Margaret Wilesmith is a senior brand strategist, award-winning copywriter and the founder of Wilesmith Advertising | Design, where she served as President and Chief Creative Director from 1998 to 2018. She earned her Master of Science degree in Strategic Communications from Columbia University in New York City and her Master of Arts in Creative Writing at London’s Birkbeck University. She has been an associate at Columbia University Graduate School of Professional Studies, an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles’ College of Business and Economics, a guest lecturer at New York University Graduate School of Professional Studies and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of the Arts. She is the author of Too Good To Eat: Beautiful Food Packaging from Around the World and is a founding director of the Palm Beach Book Festival. Margaret divides her time between London and Palm Beach and is working on a collection of short stories, and a TV script entitled “Not Dead Yet.”


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