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.

September 21, 2017
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha
701 Northview Road
6:30 to 8:00 PM
There is a $35 registration fee, all of which goes to support the shelter.

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October 18-21, 2017
Richmond, Virginia
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Patricia will be talking about the ins and outs of the publishing world, and will be on a panel in an interactive discussion moderated by radio personality, Steve Dale.
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November 4, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Civic Club
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November 28, 2017
Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
11:00 to 11:40 AM, followed by a Q & A
Free to public
Details coming soon on the Fox Valley Technical College website.

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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