Center for Women in Transition invites
Mary Karr is an award-winning poet and best-selling memoirist. She is the author of Lit, the long-awaited sequel to her critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling memoirs The Liars' Club and Cherry.
A renowned public speaker, Karr has spoken at Harvard University, Oxford University, the New Yorker Literary Festival, PEN/Faulkner, and the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College. She is acclaimed for bringing to her talks the same wit, irreverence, joy, and sorrow found in her writing. As a survivor of sexual assault, Karr found healing in poetry and prose. While her path to recovery was her own, her success is an inspiration to anyone working to end domestic and sexual violence.
“We’re very excited that Mary has accepted our invitation to Reach for the Stars,” says Charisse Mitchell, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Transition, “As a poet, an author, and also a survivor of sexual assault, Mary will bring a unique perspective to this event. We are all looking forward to hearing about her path to healing, and benefitting from some of her legendary wit and insight.”
Seeking to end domestic and sexual violence, the Center provides both supportive and crisis services to more than 3,000 women, men and children in Ottawa and Allegan counties each year. In addition, the Center partners throughout the year with local schools, churches, and other community organizations in domestic violence prevention programming.
The annual Reach for the Stars evening gala provides a significant sources of support for the Center for Women in Transition. In 2012, community support at the event helped raise over $75,000 for Center programs and services. The Reach for the Stars dinner program will be accompanied by live and silent auctions. Live auction items will include an evening at the historic Felt Mansion.
Tickets may be purchased on the Center’s website: www.aplaceforwomen.org/events. Individual tickets are $100 and tables seat eight. Sponsorships are available, but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Checks as reservations may be mailed to Reach for the Stars, Center for Women in Transition, 411 Butternut Drive, Holland, Michigan, Michigan 49424. For additional reservation information or questions regarding the event, please contact Ellie Davis at 616.494.1744 or email@example.com