Charis welcomes debut novelist Julie E. Justicz, for a wide ranging conversation about art, music, and activism with musician Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls.
Julie E. Justicz will share pieces of her novel, Degrees of Difficulty, which tells the story of Ben, a boy with multiple seizure disorders, and his siblings and parents who struggle in various ways to connect with him and care for him. Julie will be joined in conversation by her longtime friend, Emily Saliers. Emily will share a few songs and talk about the similarities and differences in their respective creative processes. Julie will sign books and light refreshments will be served.
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.
Love is the foundation of family, but at what cost? After Ben Novotny is born with a rare chromosomal disorder that produces profound mental disability and brain-racking seizures, his parents, Caroline and Perry, and their two other children are asked to give more than they have. When Ben is an infant, the care and the fear are constant.