Dana Buckmir’s most recent memoir, Everything Will Be Okay, is a cautionary tale of online dating and domestic violence. On October 12, the Connecticut native will bring her story to The Westport Library for a conversation with Ann Rodwell-Lawton, associate director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
The event, a collaboration between the Library, The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, and the Westport Domestic Violence Task Force, will be held in person, streamed live, and recorded.
“Domestic violence and abuse impacts thousands of people, especially women, each day, in every community,” said Kerri Gawreluk, programming associate at The Westport Library. “Dana’s ability to articulate her own personal story from a place of clarity, strength, and empowerment is truly inspiring, and we’re incredibly grateful to host her at the Library.”
In addition to her work as a memoirist, Buckmir serves as a writing coach and tutor. Her first book, Plenty of Laughs: One Woman’s Journey Navigating the Online Dating Waters, was a comical, first-person account of her experiences dating in the age of modern technology.
“Storytelling brings people together to reflect on the human experience,” Buckmir said. “I'm looking forward to sharing my story in this beautiful space, with the goal of discussing domestic violence and reminding others that they're not alone.”
More information and registration for the event, whether in-person or via livestream, is available on The Westport Library website.