Events for Memoir

Patricia can’t wait to see you in one of the cities listed below. Unless specified, Patricia will be talking about her memoir, The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and a Dog. The “Will” in the title of Patricia’s new memoir has two meanings. First, it refers to her Border Collie, Willie, who came as a “troubled, spark of a dog,” who was loving and attentive, but also consumed by fear. However, the word “will” also refers to will power, which, as the book shows, is not enough to help a panicked dog, much less a dog owner overwhelmed with her own fears. Patricia will touch on her very personal story about how her beloved Willie first set her back, but eventually led to healing from the traumas in her own past that she had tried to "will" away for decades. Join Patricia as she details her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.

November 10, 2017
Fenzi Dog Sports Podcast (FDSP)
"Dog Behavior and Training" Episode with Patricia McConnell
Click Here for the Transcription and Podcast.

November 28, 2017

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Technical College
Oshkosh Riverside Campus
150 N. Campbell Rd
Room 133
11:00 to 11:40 AM followed by a Q & A
Free to public
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January 18, 2018
Baraboo Public Library
230 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913
6:30 PM, followed by book signing
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March 7-10, 2018
Tampa, Florida
2018 Conference of the Associaton of Writers and Writing Programs
Patricia will join other writers on a panel discussing "Grief, Trauma and Loss" at the 2018 Conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
Stay tuned for detailed information
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