A Reading with NYT Bestselling Author Laura Munson ’88

A Reading with NYT Bestselling Author Laura Munson ’88

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:00 pm EDT to 8:00 pm EDT


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Grab your Denison pals and your favorite beverage and hear from two-time bestselling author and Denison grad Laura Munson ’88.

Join us for this exciting virtual event as Laura Munson shares excerpts from her new bestselling novel, “Willa’s Grove.” Following the reading there will be a Q&A and discussion with Laura. Poignant and perfectly relevant for this moment in time, “Willa’s Grove” asks, “So what now?” You won’t want to miss this special evening with fellow Denisonians.

You can purchase your copy of “Willa’s Grove” here.

Attendees will be emailed a Zoom link the day before the event.

About Willa’s Grove

In this powerful and inspiring novel, three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. Although leading entirely different lives, each has found herself at a similar, jarring crossroads. Right when these women thought they’d be comfortably settling into middle age, their carefully curated futures have turned out to be dead ends. The sender of the invitation is Willa Silvester, who is reeling from the untimely death of her beloved husband and the reality that she must say goodbye to the small mountain town they founded together. Yet as Willa mourns her losses, an impossible question keeps staring her in the face: So now what?

Struggling to find the answer alone, fiercely independent Willa eventually calls a childhood friend who happens to be in her own world of hurt—and that’s where the idea sparks. They decide to host a weeklong interlude from life, and invite two other friends facing their own quandaries. Soon the four women converge at Willa’s Montana homestead, a place where they can learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together in the rugged wilderness of big sky country.

About the Author

Laura Munson is the New York Times bestselling author of “This Is Not the Story You Think It Is,” which chronicles her journey through her own midlife crossroads. Drawing from the striking response to her memoir, the essay version of it in the New York Times “Modern Love” column, and her speaking events at women’s conferences across the U.S., Laura founded the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats and Workshops. After watching hundreds of people find their unique and essential voices under the big sky of Montana she calls home, Laura created Willa, the invitation, the friends, and the town to share what she has learned with people globally. Her work has been published and featured in many media outlets throughout the world.