Trauma Recovery Reading in Berkeley October 29th

Date: Sunday October 29
Time: 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm

Sports Basement

2727 Milvia St. Berkeley

A reading from Laurie Panther’s memoir: true stories Interspersed with a discussion of trauma research and recovery.

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About the author: Laurie

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    • Laurie - November 8, 2017 at 1:52 am Reply

      Hi Karma – Thanks for asking! The reading was powerful (for me and the attendees), stressful (for me), inspiring (for both). Hope you can make it to the one tomorrow at the Octopus Literary Salon.

      Laurie : )

  1. Mellow Yellow - November 4, 2017 at 12:05 am Reply

    I can’t wait for the next event.

  2. Sue StPierre - November 7, 2017 at 2:27 am Reply

    Laurie – so admire your courage in sharing your story – can’t wait to read the entire memoir!

  3. Padma Gordon - November 8, 2017 at 12:53 am Reply

    Laurie’s book is needed in this world. Her writing is honest and true. She shares about the hard stuff she’s lived through with transparency and enough humor to make it palatable. When we let the injustices in, we can be allies for ourselves and one another. Laurie’s offering opened me even deeper to the pain that we as humans inflict on one another; it asked me to feel. When I feel, I’m more alive. Her memoir is a testament to her resiliency, the depth of her insight, and her graceful storytelling. I’m grateful to have attended this event and look forward to reading her book.

    • Laurie - November 8, 2017 at 4:24 am Reply

      Wow to “…it asked me to feel.” That’s IS the cure to the soul sickness. Facing the truth and feeling all that comes with it – thank you for sharing your insights.

  4. Laurie - November 8, 2017 at 1:56 am Reply

    (Due to earlier tech issues, Pamela sent this to me directly, so I’m posting it for her – Laurie)

    I really enjoyed Laurie’s reading of her memoir. Well-written, witty, with great description and still humorous. Laurie’s direct, brave approach to life is evident in her journey with her complicated Berkeley family during the 70s and beyond, achieving present sanity and peace.

    Pamela Fox

  5. Laurie - November 8, 2017 at 1:57 am Reply

    (Due to the same tech issue, Claire sent this to me too – Laurie)

    I attended Laurie’s reading on October 20th, and was really impressed. I hope she can get her book published! She is a wonderful writer, and her descriptive and colorful words sharing her intense family stories really draw you in, and take you along on her journey. She is even able to bring in a bit of humor to lighten the subject matter a bit, and I left with a positive feeling and great admiration for this survivor’s story. She has risen above the trauma and disfunction of the rest of her family, and came out strong and sassy. Everyone at the reading agreed that her story really needs to be published and shared with others. I’m sure many can relate to some of the things she has experienced in her life, and can learn from her positive attitude and ability to make the best of what she has.
    Great job!

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