The Author's Studio


Before I LeaveBefore I Leave

10-11 a.m. Jan. 12, 2018

Free event!

January's Author's Studio
10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12

In 2000, Jenney Egertson met Maude Kelly—an event that inspired Jenney to write about a diverse group of women over the age of eighty. During the fifteen turbulent years that followed, Jenney learned about aging, parenting, navigating systemic racism, and accepting community.

Before I Leave follows Jenney’s journey from the re-emergence of her dream to become a writer, through her fears about middle age, to the acceptance she came to in her sixties. Jenney discusses the women she interviewed, the writing challenges she faced, and how she hopes people across generations will use the insights she gained through knowing and loving these remarkable women.

Jenney Egertson is a semi-retired communications consultant and author.

There will be a Q&A and copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.