Events for Memoir

Patricia can’t wait to see you in one of the cities listed below. Unless specified, Patricia will be talking about her memoir, The Education of Will: Healing a Dog, Facing My Fears, Reclaiming My Life. The “Will” in the title of Patricia's memoir has two meanings. First, it refers to her Border Collie, Willie, who came as a “troubled, spark of a dog,” who was loving and attentive, but also consumed by fear. However, the word “will” also refers to will power, which, as the book shows, is not enough to help a panicked dog, much less a dog owner overwhelmed with her own fears. Patricia will touch on her very personal story about how her beloved Willie first set her back, but eventually led to healing from the traumas in her own past that she had tried to "will" away for decades. Join Patricia as she details her personal journey with Willie to turn a life of fear into one of confidence and compassion.


September 22, 2018
Brookfield, WI
Wisconsin Writer's Conference
Patricia will speak about the highs and lows of writing The Education of Will, a highly personal memoir about trauma and recovery.
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September 25, 2018
Mt. Horeb, WI
6:30 PM: Patricia will speak about her memoir, The Education of Will, and how a crazy puppy taught her that will power is not enough to heal you when you are broken.
Mt. Horeb Public Library
105 Perimeter Road

October 5, 2018
Madison, WI
Keynote: Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims Conference
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October 8, 2018 
Appleton, WI 
Fox City Book Festival
4:00 PM: Patricia will speak about the highs and lows of writing The Education of Will, a highly personal memoir about trauma and recovery.
Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St.
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October 18, 2018
River Falls, WI
Patricia will speak about the importance and challenge of having a voice, as well as giving a voice to those who can't speak for themselves.
Ann Lydecker Lecture Series
UW-River Falls
Save the date! More information to come soon.
October 20, 2018
Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Valley Book Festival
2:15 PM: Patricia will speak about the highs and lows of writing The Education of Will, a highly personal memoir about trauma and recovery.
L E Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
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November 8, 2018
Prairie du Sac, WI
6:30 PM: Ever wondered what your dog is trying to tell you? Dogs are great communicators, but we aren't always good at translating what they are telling us. Join Patricia in a presentation of slides and videos that will make you fluent in all things dog! (Also will be broadcast through Facebook Live. See Patricia's Facebook page for details.)
Ruth Culver Community Library
540 Water Street
November 14, 2018
Marshall, WI
6:00 PM: Patricia will speak about her memoir, The Education of Will, and how a crazy puppy taught her that will power is not enough to heal you when you are broken.
Marshall Community Library
605 Waterloo Road
December 6, 2018
Mazomanie, WI
6:30pm: Patricia will speak about her memoir, The Education of Will, and how a crazy puppy taught her that willpower is not enough to heal you when you are broken.
Mazomanie Free Library
102 Brodhead Street, Mazomanie, WI
February 1, 2019
Rochester, MI
Afternoon Session, Improving Canine Communication in Animal Assisted Interventions
Oakland University, Engineering Center, Room 254
CEUs available for Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors and Dog Trainers
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