An Evening with Anne Lamott
Thursday, april 6
7:00 - 8:15 PM
Christ Church and The Reverend Chip Edens host Anne Lamott for a discussion about her new book, Hallelujah Anyway, followed by a question/answer time. Admission cost ($35) includes a copy of the book. Copies also will be available for sale at the event.
5:30 PM Doors Open at Ovens Auditorium
7:00 PM Conversation with Anne Lamott and The Reverend Chip Edens
7:50 PM Audience Q & A
Each ticket ($35) includes a copy of Anne Lamott’s new book Hallelujah Anyway. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event.
ABOUT TICKETS: Limit 10 per household. Your emailed confirmation of purchase is your ticket; please bring it to the event. Tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets are nonrefundable. Parking is not included.
Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about. She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was “a present to someone I loved who was going to die.” In all her novels, she writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn’t try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. As she says, “I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that.” Anne Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing.
Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels and several bestselling books of nonfiction, as well as three collections of autobiographical essays on faith: Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, and Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. In her book Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Ms. Lamott gives us three prayers to assist us in trying times. Her book Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, is an honest, funny book about how to make sense of life’s chaos. In 2014 she also wrote a book of essays called Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace. Her next book is titled Hallelujah Anyway; Rediscovering Mercy (April 2017).