Author and poet Elizabeth Garber will give a reading from her new book, Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter, on Wednesday July 25th at 7:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. Garber’s father was visionary architect Woodie Garber, whose masterwork was the family’s glass-walled house.
In this powerful memoir, Elizabeth Garber describes her father’s mental illness, the destruction of her family, and her own slow healing from his abuse. Beautifully written and heartbreaking, Garber’s memoir is also a survivor’s story—about a young woman trying to rescue her family and herself. Now a mother and a healer, Garber’s story offers the hope that we can process trauma and move on, that we can each become the architects of our own lives.
Elizabeth W. Garber is the author of three books of poetry. She was awarded writing fellowships at Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Jentel Artist Residency Program in Wyoming. Garber has a Master of Fine Arts in creative non-fiction from University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Program. She has maintained a private practice as an acupuncturist for over thirty years in mid-coast Maine, where she raised her family.
This event is co-sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call the library at 374-5515 or check Garber’s website, www.elizabethgarberpoetry.com.