June 4, 2016
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
the writer for a talk and reading about her novel “Landfall,” set in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina. Urbani’s background as a therapist focused on the
emotional repercussions of disease and disaster informs the work. Books will be
available for purchase and signing courtesy of UO Duck Store.
Novelist Ellen Urbani
Saturday, June 4, 2016
A talk and reading by the author of "Landfall."
Urbani is also the author of a memoir, “When I Was Elena,” documenting her
life in Guatemala during the final years of that country’s civil war. Her
autobiographical essays and short stories have appeared in a variety of bestselling
pop-culture anthologies as well as the New York Times.
In addition to her
writing career, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer and holds a Master’s degree in
Art Therapy specializing in oncological illness and trauma survival. She has served as a mental health
specialist for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and advisory board
member at the Annenberg Center for Health Science Research.