Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis
Author visit with Jen Powley
McConnell Library, Sydney
Wednesday, 23 May at 7:00 PM
Jen Powley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at fifteen. By thirty five, she had lost the use of her arms and legs. Join Jen for the Cape Breton launch of her memoir, Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis (Fernwood Publishing).
Just Jen is a powerful memoir that tells the story of Powley's life at the time of her diagnosis and the infinite and irrevocable ways it has changed since. Powley's writing pulls no punches. She is lively, bold and unapologetic, answering questions people are often afraid to ask about living with a progressive disease. And yet, these snapshots from Powley's life are not tinged with anger or despair. Just Jen is an uplifting and unforgettable work by an author who has laid her life - and her body - bare in order to survive.
Free event, all welcome.
Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis, 2018 Atlantic Book Award winner and Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Non-Fiction)