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Start: 12:00 pm
Pickford Film Center & Village Books present "Writers in the Limelight." Join us for the screening of lectures and presentations from some of the most celebrated voices in the humanities, arts, and sciences. Watch author Martha Nussbaum discuss her book, Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, in this special movie showing at the Pickford Limelight Cinema. (Author is not attending this event). We will have a Village Books hosted discussion after the showing. Drawing on the stories of troubling--and hopeful--educational developments from around the world, Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education. Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. She is the author of many books, including Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law. This on-screen author talk will be showing at the Pickford Film Center's Limelight Cinema. Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books and through the Pickford Film Center. Village Books will provide books for sale at the event.  
Start: 4:00 pm
    What's a mom to do? Her kids see auras and angels. Divine visitations interrupt routine household chores, and random dogs mysteriously come and lie down at her feet. Is Monica McDowell a domestic goddess gone mad or simply a mystic for whom spontaneous healings go right along with scrubbing soap scum off of shower stalls? In Confessions of a Mystic Soccer Mom: A Life Played with Feet in Both Worlds, Monica muses on events from her stranger-than-fiction life with an engaging voice and a quirky eye. After experiencing a mystical rebirthing during her years as a whistle-blower, the adventures that continue to frequent her spiritual journey have cultivated in her a wisdom that is salty, down-to-earth, yet deeply challenging to conventional understandings of "the way things work." Set half at the hearth and half in heaven, Confessions is a riveting read that will inspire women to reclaim their sacred feminine power by daring to weave the extraordinary into the everyday of their own lives. Monica McDowell is a dynamic speaker, author, and practitioner in energy healing and mystical spirituality. She is the author of You are Light (internationally published by 6th Books in over 14 countries) and My Karma Ran Over My Dogma, and has the distinction of being the first ordained minister in America granted civil rights by a federal ruling. She lives in Seattle.
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