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Traverse City National Writers Series Presents: An Evening with Kelly Corrigan

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Traverse City National Writers Series Presents: An Evening with Kelly Corrigan

Time: February 27, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: City Opera House
Street: 106 E. Front St.
City/Town: Traverse City
Website or Map: http://www.nationalwritersser…
Phone: 231.941.8082
Event Type: literary
Organized By: Traverse City National Writers Series (NWS)
Latest Activity: Feb 23

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An Evening with Kelly Corrigan and guest host to be announced.

Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place and Lift, both bestsellers. She is a YouTube sensation whose beloved "Transcending" video has been seen by more than 5 million viewers. She is also a contributor to O: The Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping.

If you had asked Kelly Corrigan, after she graduated from college, whose voice she would hear in her head for the rest of her life it certainly wasn’t her mother’s. But now, her mother is the only one who can "lift the anvils that sit heaviest" on her. This shift began when Corrigan unexpectedly found herself a nanny of two young children after she arrived in Australia in a quest to "Become Interesting."

Corrigan chronicled her time as a nanny in suburban Sydney in her latest book Glitter and Glue, a memoir about stepping out and stepping up, mothers and daughters, love and loss. Corrigan’s explorations of family life and parenthood have brought her to the forefront of new American writers. Her first book, a memoir called The Middle Place, recounts her father’s and her own battle with cancer.

Shortly after her own battle with breast cancer, Corrigan launched "Circus Of Cancer," a how-to website for friends and family of women with the disease.

Corrigan also created the philanthropy "Notes and Words" in 2010, and has since raised over $2 million for Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland in California. Corrigan is, more than anything else, the mother of two young girls. While they’re at school she writes a newspaper column, the occasional magazine article and possible chapters of a novel.

$20 General Admission ($37 ticket plus book); $25 Reserved ($42 ticket plus book); $35 Premium Reserved ($52 ticket plus book); Educator Discount: $5 off ticket price with valid ID; Student Discount: $10 off ticket price with valid ID.

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