Monday, October 27, 2014

Kim Teter will read from her debut novel Wednesday at Park Road Books

Ever wonder where writers gets ideas?
Kimberly Cross Teter, who lived in Charlotte from 1991-2006, was taking a music appreciation course at Central Piedmont in 2001. One day, Teter tells me, the instructor mentioned that in the early 18th century, the most famous orchestra in all of Europe was once in Venice, directed by Antonio Vivaldi. And that orchestra -- are you listening? -- was made up of all females, most of whom had been orphaned or abandoned as babies.

Teter says she left class that day determined to learn more.
Today, that idea is Teter's young adult debut novel, "Isabella's Libretto," starring a 15-year orphan, Isabella, who is torn between the opportunity of becoming a lady through marriage into a prosperous family and remaining in the orchestra with Don Vivaldi as her teacher. She cannot have both.
Teter, who now lives in Nashville, says each of her three children was associated with the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and all graduated from Myers Park High School.

Teter Will Read from "Isabella's Libretto"

When: Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Park Road Books, 4201 Park Road, Charlotte 28209
Cost: Free