Karen Walrond | The Lightmaker's Manifesto

What:

Karen Walrond will appear in conversation with Mira Jacob for the release of Karen's new book The Lightmaker's Manifesto.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom

When:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:00pm Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of The Lightmaker's Manifesto from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

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About the Author:

Karen Walrond is a lawyer, leadership coach, activist, and senior director for global engagement for the Brené Brown Education and Research Group. A Certified Dare To Lead(TM) Facilitator, Walrond has helped thousands of people around the world find purpose and meaning in their work. As a photographer, she traveled throughout Africa with the ONE Campaign and serves on the board for the Houston Coalition Against Hate. Walrond and her work have been featured on PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her award-winning blog, Chookooloonks, is a lifestyle, inspiration, and photography destination. A sought-after speaker, Karen is the host of the highly rated podcast The Make Light Show, the author of The Beauty of Different, and a contributor to Disquiet Time and Expressive Photography. Karen, her husband, and their daughter live in Houston, Texas.

About the Conversational Partner:

Mira Jacob is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing and the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her recent work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, Glamour, Tin House, Electric Literature and Literary Hub. She lives in Brooklyn.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781506469942
Availability: Backordered
Published: Broadleaf Books - November 2nd, 2021

Many of us have strong convictions. We want to advocate for causes we care about--but which ones? We want to work for change--but will the emotional toll lead to burn out?


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Fierce Little Thing is Miranda Beverly-Whittemore at her finest. A moody, gripping, and profoundly haunting story of a young girl desperate for connection and salvation. Beverly-Whittemore renders a wild, treacherous world and invites us to stand perilously close to the edge.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six