UnityPoint Health - Meriter Speaker Series: Christina Baker Kline
Wed, Apr 19
Capitol Theater: $20 - $64
Ages 6 and up
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Social connections and shared experiences are essential to your health and well-being. Join with family, friends and colleagues to be inspired by these powerful stories of strength, hope and resilience.
Christina Baker Kline’s novel, Orphan Train, has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at #1, and has been published in 38 countries. Her captivating presentation recounts the amazing orphan train story, how she came to write the novel, and the historical underpinnings she drew on as she wrote. Archival documents and photos make the characters in Orphan Train come alive, and illuminate Christina’s primary motivation as an author: to explore how people tell the stories of their lives and what these stories reveal about who we are. As she knits together the past and present, she will explore how reading impacts our lives and why it is as important as ever to our well-being.
Christina Baker Kline is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of six novels – A Piece of the World, Orphan Train, Bird in Hand, The Way Life Should Be, Desire Lines and Sweet Water — and the author/editor of five nonfiction books. Her articles and essays have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Psychology Today, The Literarian, and More magazine. She has taught creative writing and literature at Yale, NYU, UVA, Fordham, and a maximum-security women’s prison, among other places. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Roots & Wings, a nonprofit that provides support for at-risk adolescent and aged-out foster care youth.
- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of “Orphan Train”
- Advocate for at-risk adolescents and aged-out foster care youth