PREVIOUS AUTHOR TALKS
Discovering What's Next& the Newton Free Library
invite you to:
Author Talk & Book Signing with Mary Catherine Bateson
Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom
Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton
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Becoming a Life Change Artist:
7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself
at Any Stage of Life
Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Berthe Morisot are some of the most creative geniuses in history. What do these artists have in common with everyday people in the midst of a life transition? Discovering What’s Next® and the Newton Free Library invite you to join author, Fred Mandell, PhD, Monday, September 13, 7:00pm, Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium, 330 Homer Street, Newton, as he discusses his book, “Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life”. Learn how Mandell with co-author, Kathleen Jordan, discovered that the creative methods painters use to create their masterpieces are the very same processes ordinary people can implement to make successful shifts in their personal lives.
“Becoming a Life Change Artist” is for baby boomers looking for a new spark in life or path toward reinvention. It is also for anyone affected by the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression which is causing many to re-examine their goals. Filled with inspiring true stories, “Becoming a Life Change Artist” illustrates how everyday people confront and overcome their own creative dilemma by offering a practical and inspiring approach to making meaningful life change.
Fred Mandell, a former business executive, is a painter, sculptor and nationally recognized thought leader in the field of midlife transition planning. He conducts Life Change Studio workshops throughout the country. His life and work have been featured in the Public Television Series “Boomers; Redefining Life After 50.” He has been quoted widely in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and Money Magazine.
Books will be available for purchase. Register for this free program by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-467-5438.
“New Pathways for Aging”:
The Power of Personal Narrative
Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6:45pm
Newton Cultural Center
225 Nevada Street, Newtonville, MA
Discovering What’s Next® and the Life Planning Network (www.lifeplanningnetwork.org) invite you to, “New Pathways for Aging”: The Power of Personal Narrative”, Tuesday, May 11, 6:45pm, Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada Street, Newtonville, MA. For directions: click here
Join the conversation with Peg Senturia and Rhoada Wald, two of the editors and members of the Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement, as they discuss their book, “New Pathways for Aging”—a collection of personal narratives from 22 contributors illuminating the triumphs, joys and challenges of this life stage. Through personal stories, poems and theoretical insights about their lives, they tackle the issues of retirement, loss, illness and relocation with resilience, courage, creativity and hope. Learn of the rewards and challenges of lifelong learning as the editors present the journey and conclusions from their research and book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
New Pathways for Aging is an evolving project at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement (HILR). HILR, a branch of the Division of Continuing Education, is one of hundreds of institutions of learning for retired people. Visit their website at www.pathwaysforaging.org.
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or phone 617-796-1419. Donations to help cover expenses will be greatly appreciated.
The First Retirement Model for Career Women
Thursday, June 11, 2009, 7:00 pm
Druker Auditorium, Newton Free Library
For the first time in history, millions of career women, who have worked outside the home for most of their lives, are considering retirement. Discovering What’s Next invites you to join author Helen Dennis on Thursday, June 11, 7:00 pm, Newton Free Library, 3rd floor HUB, for a discussion on her book, co-written with Bernice Bratter, “Project Renewment”. Without role models, women look to one another to face the challenges this life transition brings. “Renewment” is a word made up by the authors as an alternative to the word “retirement”. A combination of retirement and renewal, “renewment” suggests optimism and opportunity, growth and self discovery. Join Ms. Dennis for the discussion of a new journey, vocabulary and vision for highly effective women embarking on their next chapter of life.
Registration is required for this free program. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617-796-1419. Please register by Monday, June 9th.
Doug Dickson - Audacious Aging
Doug Dickson, contributing author to Audacious Aging, will give an author talk and book signing on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Newton Free Library’s Druker Auditorium.
Audacious Aging is a collection of thought-provoking and inspirational essays on the topic of what is possible in the second half of life. The book will change your view of aging and open your eyes to opportunities you may never have imagined. Contributors range from researchers, who reveal new scientific insights about the process of aging; to thought leaders, who share new perspectives on getting the most out of life; to social commentators, who illuminate new models for the power and potential of older adults in our society. You’ll recognize many of the contributors to this anthology, as well as well-known writers and personalities. You’ll also find new voices, including DWN’s own Doug Dickson, vice president and member of our board. His chapter, entitled “Becoming Audacious,” offers a model for designing a more purposeful and satisfying life as you age.
There will be books available for purchase and signing by Doug at the event.
For more information and to register for this free event, call the DWN HUB at 617-796-1419 or email@example.com