There's an image presented to us all of a happy, warm holiday season full of dinners with family and festive parties and gatherings around an open fire.
But for many of us, the Norman Rockwell, Hallmark image is a myth, and the season is a long, dark one that can be difficult to navigate. Whether we struggle to stay sober at the marathon of parties, are without loved ones to spend time with, or are dealing with pain that the constant carols and romantic comedies just make more pronounced, the holidays can be anything but bright.
Join us for a lively and engaged conversation and performance on navigating these challenging times, and hear from creative community members as we gather to say "Hey, we're all in this together."
- Nora McInerny Purmort- author of "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)" and host of "Terrible, Thanks for Asking"
- Katy Vernon - Musician, Singer of Sad Songs on A Happy Instrument
- Davina Sowers - Musician, Davina and the Vagabond
Hosts: David Campbell and Sarah Souder Johnson
6:00pm Doors – Refreshments, non-alcholic beverages, light appetizers provided
6:30 - 7:30pm Program – Panel discussion, readings and performances
7:30 - 8:00 Q&A
This program is hosted by Dissonance and Milkweed Books in partnership with Open Book. Thank you!
In order to keep this event as accessible as possible there is no admission fee. Dissonance is a non-profit organization and we accept donations to put on programming like this. Anything you can contribute allows us to pay our panelists and to continue to provide opportunities like this for anyone who would like to participate. You can also give to us via GiveMN.