LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Donna Fado Ivery, Author of Spirit Journey to Healing Saturday, March 10th, 2018 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com It’s a spirited evening for the March month of regeneration. When a two hundred pound glass partition fell on Donna Fado Ivery’s head resulting in brain injury, disability, and chronic pain, she could no longer count on walking, speaking, thinking, or caring for her infant and preschool children and husband. With words awash, she painted her prayers and discovered in the images her path toward healing. This inspirational memoir shares her struggle through medical, social, and church prejudice, and her support through the loving bond of family, community, and spirit. With its integration of scripture, theology, painting, poetry, and storytelling, Spirit Journey to Healing is a deeply transformative guide from hardship and despair to hope. In the last twenty years Donna Fado Ivery has been a featured preacher, painter, speaker, and lecturer at conferences, seminaries, workshops, and retreats across California and the United States. Donna has spoken in
Left Coast Writers Poetry: Donna Fado Ivery, Author of Spirit Journey to Healing Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, November 5th from 5pm-7:15pm Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 4:30pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Up in November is Donna Fado Ivery. Donna Fado Ivery is a minister, speaker, writer, and painter dedicated to the art of healing. No longer able to pastor after a disabling brain injury in 1994, for seventeen years she used a wheelchair, cane, and narcotics in order to get around. Now she walks freely without any of these supports. Her poetry—some of which is included in her memoir, Spirit Journey to Healing—traces her journey through brain injury and her reliance on Spirit’s ability to lead and heal. A graduate of the University of California at Davis (Bachelor of Science in the Applied Behavioral Sciences: Organizational and Community Development) and Boston University School of Theology (Masters of Divinity: Biblical and Historical Studies), she has pastored three United Methodist Churches and lectured across the U.S.