Stories That Heal: K. Rose QuayleWednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(1 hr. approximate run time)
Join us for the second event in NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Stories That Heal reading series—featuring K. Rose Quayle.
K. Rose Quayle writes on the chaos of mental illness in a world that prizes order and self-control. First committed at the age of 15, she embraces bipolar disorder and delights in the humor of being crazy. In her spare time, she also writes a blog on 1980s nostalgia and is the author/ illustrator of the Little Quail and Friends series.
Stories That Heal is a series that highlights local authors who live with and/or have a loved one who lives with mental health conditions. Their stories of lived experience promote empathy, foster resilience, and uncover the truths about living with a mental health diagnosis.
During each event, an author will read an excerpt from their book and a moderated Q&A will follow.
Please join us as we celebrate Pittsburgh literature and fight stigma!
Writing Away Stigma Teen Authors:
Ceresa Morsaint is an aspiring ASL interpreter and Spanish translator, who hopes to turn her experiences into creative nonfiction.
Mona Indovina is a freshman at Ambridge Area High School. She is in the band, golf club, honor roll, and musical. She has learned a ton from this workshop.
Writing Away the Stigma is an opportunity for writers to use their true stories to help combat the dangerous shame and stigma surrounding mental illness. This spring, through a series of writing workshops and public readings, and under the direction of author Yona Harvey, nine local teens learned to write and share their true stories in a meaningful way.Writing Away the Stigma is a project of the Creative Nonfiction Foundation and was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Grable Foundation. Learn more at www.creativenonfiction.org/