Kelly Corrigan, best-selling author of The Middle Place, will discuss and read passages from her new book, Lift, just two days after it is available in stores, at the University of Hartford. Corrigan's talk, which is part of the University's Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lectures Program, will take place on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, call 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 or visit the University box office at www.hartford.edu.
Corrigan will take questions from the audience and sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.
Written as a letter to her children, Corrigan's Lift (Hyperion, 2010) weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children. The book is described as "a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully."
Corrigan will also discuss The Middle Place, which describes "that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap." At 36, she had a marriage that worked; a couple of funny, active kids; and a weekly newspaper column - and all the while felt as though she remained comfortably wedged between her adult duties and her parents' care. The Middle Place (Voice, 2008) spent 24 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.
Corrigan is also a YouTube sensation. A video of her reading her essay "Transcending: Words on Women and Strength" has received more than 4.5 million hits.
The Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program of the University of Hartford brings celebrated authors, journalists, historians, academics, and artists to campus. This event is offered in partnership with the Women's Education and Leadership Fund (WELFund), a legacy of Hartford College for Women (HCW), which offers grants to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Hartford. The lecture is the opening event for an HCW reunion that will continue through Saturday, March 6.