Ken Brack Author Talk and Book Signing
Monday September 24, 2018
7:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Ventress Library is pleased to present author Ken Brack, who will talk about his book "Especially for You" on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the library's new Program Room. Brack is a narrative nonfiction author moved by how people grow through catastrophic ordeals. "Especially for You" tells the wrenching and ultimately uplifting stories of families who find a new purpose after unspeakable loss.
The work casts fresh light on our responses to horrific ordeals, including healing oneself by lifting others up. Driven by an arresting emotional intimacy in the author’s narrative voice, the book speaks passionately to readers trying to make sense of calamity and to our shared capacity to transform pain into something good.
Brack’s debut, Closer By The Mile, is the story of the country’s leading single-event athletic fundraiser, the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon for cancer research. A native of Natick, Ma., he blogs for Psychology Today’s website and other publications, and in 2008 co-founded a nonprofit bereavement center, Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center, in Kingston, Ma. A longtime journalist in New England, Brack has a M.Ed. from Northeastern University and taught high school English in Boston.
Ken is a sporadic poet, lifelong guitarist, landscaper and organic gardener, a sailor of Buzzards Bay who also finds solace in Machias Bay, and a proud father and husband.
For more information please visit: www.kenbrack.com
Location: Program Room
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