Two for one! Author Liz Prato ( Volcanoes, Palm Trees & Privlege: Essays on Hawai’i) and Jackie Shannon Hollis (This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story), had very different childhoods, hers between Denver and Hawai’i, and Jackie’s on a ranch in north central Oregon.. Join the discussion at Roundabout as they read from their books and explore how the places of our childhood shape who we become.
Jackie and her husband Bill would be delighted to have you join them at this special bookstore in Multnomah. They will have a conversation about This Particular Happiness, relationships, and how they navigated their conflicting desires about having children.
Come see Jackie and other Forest Avenue Press authors at the Portland Book Festival. Books, signings, readings, and more!!! Booth location TBA.
This will be a special evening, where Jackie will read from her book, This Particular Happiness and will be joined by Patti Kaser. Patti’s daughter, Amber, was one of the children significant in Jackie’s life and Amber’s life and death are part of Jackie’s story. You are invited to join the conversation about how we can support someone who has lost a child and about resilience in the face of such loss.
Jackie will be joined at Broadway Books by her niece, Annilee Durfey Hyer, for an intimate conversation about the many ways we create family. Jackie will also read from and sign copies of her book, This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story. Come and join in the discussion.
How does a relationship survive when the two people in that relationship want different things? Join the conversation at the Neverending Bookshop where Jackie and her husband Bill discuss her memoir, their story, and how to create a “particular happiness.” Jackie will also read from the book and sign copies.
Jackie is excited to share This Particular Happiness with you. Please join her at Powell’s Books where she will be reading from and answering questions about her debut memoir. And signing books! Laura Stanfill, her magnificent publisher with Forest Avenue Press will be introducing Jackie. Stay after for the after party at Cassidy’s!
World Childless Week offers writing, webinars, meetups, conversations, and community in support of people who are childless not by choice. Jackie will be offering a giveaway of This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story. On Friday, September 20th, Stephanie Phillips, the founder of World Childless Week will host Jackie and her husband Bill on a webinar, “Transforming Comments That Hurt.”
Where 12,000 writers converge on Portland. I’ll be taking in panels, off-site readings, author signings and meeting up with writer friends. Come connect with me at the Book Fair I’ll be at the Forest Avenue Press table (T2010) 11:00-12 Thursday and 3:00-4:00 on Friday. And at the Hedgebrook table (10044).