Join me and my friend Shuly Cawood for our two-author event “From Honorable Mentions to Authors: Shuly Cawood & Denise Jacobs, a Conversation about Life Choices” in our hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Authors Shuly Cawood and Denise Jacobs have much in common. Both grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Both have books debuting in June 2017. When they graduated from Yellow Springs High School, both received an honorable mention for the Mary Jane Bachtell Memorial Creative Writing Award. And, despite not winning the award, both continued to write throughout their adulthood. In this event, Cawood and Jacobs will talk about how their childhood influenced their lives and careers, and the journey each of them took to become authors.
Date: 1 July 2017
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: The Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue Yellow Springs, OH
Cawood’s memoir, The Going and Goodbye, is an examination of loss and leaving and the search for meaning in the memories that remain. Tracing a path through rural Ohio, the American south and small towns of Mexico, her stories breathe life into a marriage and its dissolution; find a voice that fears mortality then faces it; explore faith in the face of these losses; and ultimately reveal the power of love and letting go.
Jacobs’ Banish Your Inner Critic is a self-help handbook for unblocking creativity. The impetus for the book came eight years ago, when Jacobs battled self-doubt almost every day while working on her first book, The CSS Detective Guide. From that point on, her work has been focused on the creative process—specifically how to remove the biggest block to creativity: the Inner Critic. Jacobs’ book combines neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness principles, and self-compassion research, all interwoven with personal storytelling and “you can do it!” cheerleading to present approachable and immediately applicable practices for putting the Inner Critic in its place.
This event is free and open to the public. Sam & Eddie’s Open Books will be selling both books during this event. A book-signing will follow the program.
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