Join us to meet and hear two accomplished women – author Beth Finke and narrator Robin Sitten.
Beth Finke is an award-winning author, journalist, and is a featured commentator on NPR. Her articles have been published by National Geographic School Publishing, the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Woman's Day Magazine, The Writer, Business Law Today, University of Chicago Magazine, the New York Post, Dog Fancy and The Bark.
She is the Author of Long Time, No See, and Hanni and Beth: Safe and Sound. Beth's latest book Writing Out Loud: What a Blind Teacher Learned from Leading a Memoir Class for Seniors chronicles the challenges and rewards of her decade-long adventure in helping older adults write their stories. Their poignant memories intertwine with her own, and the experience is rich with life lessons for both students and teacher. She is also the recipient of a Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Beth's second book, Hanni & Beth: Safe and Sound, won a Henry Bergh award for children's literature from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Ever since it was published in 2007, she has been visiting schools to talk with kids about disability, trust, adapting to change, bonding with animals, service dogs, teamwork, diversity and dealing with bullying.
Robin Sitten is the narrator for the Audible.com version of Beth’s most recent book Writing Out Loud. Prior to narrating for Audible, Robin Sitten was a volunteer reader and director for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (now, Learning Ally) and the host of Armchair Traveler on Audio Journal, the Radio Reading Service of Central Massachusetts. She has been an audio describer for television, film, and live theatre since 1996. Robin serves the Perkins professional development community as the Program Manager for Perkins eLearning.
There will be a reception with light hors-d'oeuvres from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. A $5.00 donation is suggested.
This event is made possible, in part, by the Friends of the Perkins Library.