Columbus: Patty Dann on "The Butterfly Hours"

Event date: 
09/07/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00pm for a reading with Patty Dann, author of The Butterfly Hours: Transforming Memories Into Memoir.

Discover the power and pleasure of writing from your life. We all have stories to tell, and Patty Dann can help you bring them forth.  Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized around her ten rules for writing memoir, Dann's lyrical vignettes offer glimpses into her own life while, surprisingly, opening us up to our own. This book is a small but powerful guide and companion for anyone wanting to get their own story on the page.

Patty Dann is the author of Sweet & Crazy; Mermaids, which was turned into a film starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci; and The Baby Boat, an account of her own experiences adopting a child from Lithuania. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, O magazine, Redbook, More magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. She has an MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Oregon. 


Event address: 
450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
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ISBN: 9781611802887
Published: Shambhala - August 23rd, 2016