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June 4, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Novelist Ellen Urbani

Saturday, June 4, 2016

A talk and reading by the author of "Landfall."

Join 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.

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.