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August 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014
For the Love of Books
With Special Guest Author:: Katrina Kenison

Join the beloved author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir and Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment for a reading from her latest book and an intimate discussion of the art and craft of personal memoir as it intersects with the equally demanding art of living thoughtfully and well.

Friday, August 22, 2014
The Magical Journey
Have you ever stood in the middle of your own life and wondered, “Now what?” 

With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers across the globe, author Katrina Kenison explores the ways change, loss, and uncertainty can also offer us opportunities for growth and transformation, as old roles and responsibilities fall away and unanticipated opportunities appear on the horizon – if we are open enough to see them and courageous enough to seize them.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Writing for the Soul

When was the last time you sat down to a quiet conversation with yourself?  What if the simple tools of pen and paper could enable you to feel more focused, guided, and loved? Join memoirist Katrina Kenison and learn how to activate and listen to the extraordinary voice within.

Katrina Kenison has traced the arc of a woman's life in three best-selling books:  Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir, and Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment.  A favorite author in book groups nationwide and a popular speaker, she is known for her honesty and intimate portrayal of the rewards and challenges of motherhood, change, and midlife transformation.   Her YouTube video for The Gift of an Ordinary Day  has well over two million views.
Katrina is also the author, with her first yoga teacher, Rolf Gates, of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. With Kathleen Hirsch she co-edited an anthology of short stories about motherhood, Mothers: Twenty Stories of Contemporary Motherhood. Her reminiscence of her friend and author Olive Ann Burns is included in Leaving Cold Sassy, the unfinished sequel to the best-selling Cold Sassy Tree.
Her writing has appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, Real Simple, Country Living, Family Circle, Redbook, and other publications.
A Reiki practitioner, gardener, writing and yoga teacher, Katrina lives with her family in rural New Hampshire.  She writes a popular weekly blog at