Writers on Writing, an event series fashioned after the beloved Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour, will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at The Dock Cafe. You can expect the same format as TCCH but with writers of other genres discussing their work. A $10 reservation includes delicious appetizers. A cash bar is available. Call us at 651-430-3385 to reserve your spot.
About It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too): Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey boyfriend until she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyonce. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It's Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your one wild and precious life to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay.
About Nora: A super tall, super cool writer. Her first book was published in May 2016 by HarperCollins Dey Street, and she admits she is probably never going to be done bragging about that, because she still likes to tell people about being voted Most Humorous by her 8th grade class.