Events for Memoir
Tour Dates are finalized! 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.
February 22, 2017
Room of One’s Own Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham Street, Madison, WI
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Free, no registration necessary, but seating is limited.
February 23, 2017
Veterinary Medical Center, 601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
5:30 to 7:00 PM
Come hear Trisha speak about emotions in dogs, and how fear and trauma cause far more behavioral problems than that misused word, “dominance”. The talk will be a fundraiser for Ohio Veterinary School students, and will be your chance to get an autographed copy of her new memoir.
There is a requested $5.00 donation at the door, free for students, faculty and staff at OSU. Books available for purchase and signing.
February 24, 2017
Comparative Trauma in People and Dogs
Patricia will speak on diagnosing and treating psychological trauma in animals at the Midwest Veterinary Conference.
You can sign up for the conference here.
February 28, 2017 (Note date change!)
Tattered Cover Book Store, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Free, no registration is necessary, but seating is limited.
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Co-Sponsored by the Oregon Humane Society and Powell's Books
Free to the public. No registration is necessary, but seating is limited.
Sponsored by the Marin County Humane Society
Books available for purchase and signing
Click Here to register, seating limited.
Patricia will be speaking at the New England Dog Training Club about comparative emotions in people and dogs and sharing insights from her memoir on her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.
Registration information TBA
2:00 to 4:00 PM
Patricia will be speaking about comparative emotions in people and dogs and sharing insights about her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.
Click Here to register!
March 27, 2017
Identifying and Treating Trauma in Dogs
University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School
Patricia will be speaking to veterinarians and vet students about “Identifying and Treating Trauma in Dogs” and touring the Working Dog Center on campus. The speech is closed to the public, but stay tuned for a blog about her visit to the Working Dog Center.
April 11, 2017
Marathon County Public Library, 300 1st St
Helping the Helper: Preventing Stress and Discomfort in Assistance Animals
Patricia will be speaking at Green Chimney’s Human-Animal Interaction Conference 2017, “Building Connections: Children, Animals and Healthy Families”. Visit Green Chimney’s conference website for information on registration and the full schedule of speakers. (The 2016 conference sold out, so don’t wait if you’d like to attend!)
Patricia will be the featured guest author for the 20th annual Book Club Cafe fundraiser for the Madison Public Library
Book groups and individuals are both welcome.
September 8, 2017
Patricia will be speaking at the Professionalizing the Passion Conference, for Pet Partner’s first conference since 2003.
Registration details to come.