March 7th | 6pm-8pm
This is an in-person event.
436 Charnelton St. Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Free and Open to the Public! Register to save your seat.
(if you’re sick, please stay home and take care of yourself.)
Join multi-genre author, chef, and Registered Nurse, Mia Bowman for Reading Like A Writer at Wordcrafters in Eugene!
Reading Like a Writer is a book discussion event where a published writer leads a discussion on the craft behind what makes a book a great read.
With Mia’s background not only as a writer, but also as a nurse, and expert in the changes that aging and health issues can throw our way, this discussion of the Big Read book, graphic novel/memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast, will be one you don’t want to miss.
Get your free copy of the book by contacting Wordcrafters or the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House!
About the Book:
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, written by Roz Chast, a longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker, is a “tour de force” (Elle), “remarkable” (San Francisco Chronicle), “revelatory” (Kirkus), “deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” (New York Times), and “one of the great autobiographical memoirs of our time” (Buffalo News). A finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Books for a Better Life Award, the memoir tells the story of Chast’s parents’ final years through cartoons, family photos, found documents, and narrative prose. “So many have faced (or will face) the situation that the author details, but no one could render it like she does” (Kirkus). “Anyone who has had Chast’s experience will devour this book and cling to it for truth, humor, understanding, and the futile wish that it could all be different” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). “I want to recommend it to everyone I know who has elderly parents, or might have them someday” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
Get your free copy of the book by emailing the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House or Wordcrafters in Eugene!
Questions about this event? Email us.
About the Facilitator
Mia Bowman RN, BSN, (she, her) is a multi-genre author of fiction and nonfiction (Fiction: Saddlebags, Trunks, and Tombs, NonFiction: A Little Help Please, History of the Promise Volumes 1-7, the Alternative Eatery Cookbook, and more) a Registered Nurse, a Public Speaker, and the Executive Chef of The Soul Garden, Vegan Soul Food.
Mia Bowman has been in the nursing profession for over 37 years. During this time she began to focus on the health and wellness of minority groups and the relationship between lifestyle diseases and how people lived their lives according to their social status and treatment of the people as specific sub groups throughout the human family.
As her main focus is to make the lives of others better, she has found a way to do this using all of her talents, and is able to speak on not only health related issues, but real life mindfulness, connection with the higher power, and living your best life, as well as feeding you plant based soul food that feeds the cells and the soul.
Mia hosts her own teaching events called “Sunday Suppers,” does speaking engagements for the African Community Development Center, regarding social health issues, and is now branching out with local groups, such as Wordcrafters (hey, that’s us!), to discuss and promote the beauty of writing and literature.
“Writing is and always will be my breath, the way my soul takes flight, and another way to show my love for humanity and everything we could be if we let go of what we are told to be.”
For more information or to book Ms. Bowman for an event, email her representative at: email@example.com
More Events You Might Enjoy:
Third Fridays | Bring your lunch to a monthly gathering for writers
Jan 27 | Join StoryHelix at the Springfield Public Library for a screening and panel discussion of CALC and Minority Voices Theatre’s “We Are Neighbors” play, followed by community interviews!
Jan 20 | Meet Roz Chast, author of the Big Read’s book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, at this viewing party at Wordcrafters in Eugene, emceed by J.C.Geiger.
Dec 10 | See StoryHelix stories come to life at a Minority Voices Theatre production of community stories
Dec 7 | Take time to reflect on your writing and make goals for next year.
From November to March, Join the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and more to read, talk about, and create art around Roz Chast’s memoir in comics, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant.