Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author, returns to Chester Springs.

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Radnor native and New York Times bestselling author, Kelly Corrigan, will host a Q&A session and read from Glitter and Glue on Monday, March 2nd. Raising funds for Family Lives On Foundation, the evening event will be held at Montgomery School, Chester Springs, PA.

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"Reading a book by Kelly Corrigan is like having a heart-to-heart with your smartest, funniest confidante, and GLITTER AND GLUE is no exception—it brims with heartfelt, hilarious, and honest writing that will be sure to have everyone talking."

Who hasn’t looked at their mother at some point in their life and thought Who are you? and then eventually, What part of you is in me? New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan certainly has.

“This is the ordinary brilliance of Kelly Corrigan, the irresistible cocktail of lyrical writing and solid, useful insight.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Having won an avid following for her finely wrought and deeply emotional memoir The Middle Place, which introduced readers to her father, the lively and optimistic Greenie, Kelly examined the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters, starting with her own, in Glitter and Glue.

Throughout Kelly’s life, her mother’s words have echoed through her days, including: “Your father’s the glitter, but I’m the glue. You need both.” Of all her mom’s mantras, from the nannying job she writes of in Glitter and Glue to her years of working in and volunteering for non-profits, the words Kelly has come to live by are: “Make Yourself Useful.” In that spirit, Kelly asked that her paperback book tour fundraise for organizations across the country, including Family Lives On (http://www.familyliveson.org).

Founded 1997, Family Lives On (originally as Mommy’s Light) is dedicated to supporting the lifelong emotional well-being of children whose mother or father has died. In the past year, Family Lives On has increased program enrollment by 600%, the result of national outreach and a change in the service delivery model that removed geographic barriers and enabled the organization to include children from all 50 states in the Tradition Program.

Locally, there are over 50,000 children in the Philadelphia area who have experienced the profound loss of a parent; more than 2.1 million children nationwide. The Family Lives On Tradition Program addresses critical, and oft times unmet, needs in child and family bereavement support resulting in healthy grieving and post traumatic growth for the bereaved child.

Kelly will discuss her writing as well as an update on the Tanner family, whom since publishing the hardcover, she has found and connected with. Find out about her new author interview series, Foreword, on Medium which just launched this month with writers BJ Novak, Jason Segel, Margaret Atwood and John Cleese.

"Reading a book by Kelly Corrigan is like having a heart-to-heart with your smartest, funniest confidante, and GLITTER AND GLUE is no exception—it brims with heartfelt, hilarious, and honest writing that will be sure to have everyone talking."

Spending an evening with Kelly is the same experience, only better, because your friends are with you to share the glances, tears and laughter of agreement. Kelly is a funny, smart, and dynamic speaker who instantly connects with an audience. Her YouTube videos have been cherished by millions.

For more information about the evening, or to purchase tickets (a limited number will be sold), contact 610-458-1690 or info(at)familyliveson(dot)org.

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