Author Myla Goldberg (most recently of Wickett’s Remedy) speaks tonight at the Jewish Community Center about her writing process, the inspiration behind her stories, and what it takes to put a novel together. Goldberg is best known for her terrific 2001 debut, Bee Season, in which a 9-year-old girl’s family falls apart after she wins the school spelling bee. She’s also the author of 2007 children’s book Catching the Moon. [She’s also the namesake of my fourth-favorite Decemberists song! -ed.]

Goldberg’s talk, titled “The Story Behind the Stories,” is part of the JCC’s Authors Out Loud series, and is sponsored by the JCC and George Washington University.

MYLA GOLDBERG SPEAKS AT 7:30 P.M. AT THE DCJCC, 1529 16THE STREET NW, $10, (202) 518-9400