Events

Depression Hates a Moving Target - Reading and Q&A
May 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Depression Hates a Moving Target - Reading and Q&A

Join author Nita Sweeney at the Upper Arlington Senior Center "Current Events" program where she will discuss her memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.

 

At 49, a chronically depressed and grief-stricken Nita Sweeney saw a social media post from a high school friend about running. Intrigued, Sweeney leashed up her yellow Labrador retriever, laced up her running shoes, picked up a digital kitchen timer, and set out to run for sixty-second intervals. Depression Hates a Moving Target chronicles Sweeney’s couch to marathon story and her experience using exercise to manage anxiety, depression, and mania. Nita also publishes Write Now Newsletter and the blog, Bum Glue. Join her for a reading and Q&A about writing, running, and mental health.

Author Event with Nita Sweeney - Book Talk & Reading
May 30, 2019 7:30 PM

Author Event with Nita Sweeney - Book Talk & Reading

Nita Sweeney comes to Prologue Bookshop to discuss her new book Depression Hates a Moving Target. 

 

Having run an incredible, three full marathons, twenty-six half marathons (in eighteen different states), and more than sixty shorter races, Nita knows better than anyone that it takes a great deal of effort and perseverance to beat depression. And she knows you can do it too.

Please join us in the bookshop for a reading and a meet and greet with the author on May 30th at 7pm. 

 

There is limited seating for this event, so come early if you want to be sure to get a seat. 

 

RSVPs on Facebook are appreciated but not required.  

Productivity Hacks for Authors: Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing
May 31, 2019 12:00 PM

Productivity Hacks for Authors: Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing

Manage your energy for maximum productivity with tools and tricks from author/yoga teachers and holistic lifestyle experts, Saeeda Hafiz, Elise Marie Collins, and Patti Breitman. If physical pain, fatigue, depression, discouragement or lack of focus have ever affected your writing, you need this workshop. Yoga, meditation, and a healing diet can help writers balance energy, inspiration and productivity. As writer's we are expected to wear many hats, sometimes balancing day jobs with writing on the side. Authors must go from introvert to extrovert at the drop of a hat and be ready for interviews and public speaking, after spending months of solitary hours at the computer. The simple tools you will learn in this workshop will help you to be more alert, alive and inspired. You will notice the difference in your writing, creative process and focus.

Panelists will discuss how to ease into a healthy lifestyle, the impact of healing foods, exercise and sleep on writing. Learn tips and practices for energy and resilience from three authors who live, teach and write about yoga and health practices for modern times.

Register on their website or by calling 415-393-0101!

 

Depression Hates a Moving Target
Jun 2, 2019 2:00 PM

Depression Hates a Moving Target

Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, will sign books (and chat as much as you like) at Gramercy's "Kitchen Table!" Join Nita for this informal event.

Nita Sweeney at Marathoner in Training Kickoff
Jun 8, 2019 8:00 AM

Nita Sweeney at Marathoner in Training Kickoff

Nita Sweeney, a long-time MIT member, will speak about how she uses running to manage her mental health. Her memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink will be available for purchase. 

Recovering Desire, Passion, and PLeasure After Sexual Assault: A Reading and Discussion with Julie Peters
Jun 9, 2019 6:30 PM

Recovering Desire, Passion, and PLeasure After Sexual Assault: A Reading and Discussion with Julie Peters

Note: Your ticket includes - and is the same price as - the book.

 

Join author, yoga teacher, and survivor Julie Peters for an intimate look into the process of recovering after sexual assault with her new book Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault. While most books about trauma focus on case studies from the perspective of a clinician, here Julie shares her real experience of trying to feel her feelings through the fog of trauma, the important role of rage and anger, how food became a recovery practice, and what love, sex, and dating look like after sexual assault. The book is full of useful tips and information for survivors, the people who love them, and anyone who wants to know what it's like to recover your spirit after someone tried to take it away.

 

We have plenty of stories about the helplessness, frustration, and vengeful feelings that can follow trauma. Culturally, we have started a conversation about these experiences, and we’re all confused about what this all means for our relationships with each other. We need stories of hope, healing, and recovery. Survivors of assault, if you've been thinking to yourself, "I thought it was just me," Julie is here to show you that you are not alone. Your loved ones may not know how to support you, but they can learn more about your experiences and how to walk alongside you through this book, just as you can learn how to recover from the trauma you've experienced. Want offers a window into one person’s experience of recovery―plus the happy ending we all need to know is possible after trauma.

 

Julie is a writer and yoga teacher (MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP) in Vancouver, BC, and owns and runs Ocean and Crow Yoga with her mom, Jane. She is a staff writer for Spirituality and Health Magazine and has written for various other publications, online and otherwise. She is the author of Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (SkyLight Paths 2016) and WANT: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault (Mango Media 2019). Learn more at www.jcpeters.ca.



All events are subject to cancellation, so please check back.

Exercise and Mental Health Book Talk with Nita Sweeney
Jun 9, 2019 2:00 PM

Exercise and Mental Health Book Talk with Nita Sweeney

RSVP REQUIRED! Please call 614-777-7338 to RSVP

Join author Nita Sweeney for a book talk about exercise and mental health. Nita will discuss her memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.

At 49, a chronically depressed and grief-stricken Nita Sweeney saw a social media post from a high school friend about running. Intrigued, Sweeney leashed up her yellow Labrador retriever, laced up her running shoes, picked up a digital kitchen timer, and set out to run for sixty-second intervals. Depression Hates a Moving Target chronicles Sweeney’s couch to marathon story and her experience using exercise to manage anxiety, depression, and mania. Nita also publishes Write Now Newsletter and the blog, Bum Glue.

Join Nita for a book talk and Q&A about writing, running, and mental health. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Publishing: What a Ride!  Author Talk with Nita Sweeney
Jun 23, 2019 1:15 PM

Publishing: What a Ride! Author Talk with Nita Sweeney

Nita Sweeney, author of the memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target, will share her publishing experience (can you say roller coaster?) at the Writers' Ink Group in Upper Arlington.

 

Join the group for food and Nita's discussion of how her book came into the world. Books will be available for sale.

 

Depression Hates a Moving Target Book Launch
Jun 30, 2019 1:30 PM

Depression Hates a Moving Target Book Launch

Nita's lifelong dream of publishing a book came true! Please join her, Ed (the #onehundredpercentgoodhusband), and the rest of her family to celebrate the launch of Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.

If you pre-ordered or bought a book elsewhere, please bring it for Nita to sign. Books will also be for sale.

Light refreshments will be served.

Directions to Lashutka Event Center at Griggs Reservoir
(aka the Dam Keeper's House):

The address of the Center is 3479 Riverside Drive, but there is no parking at the center. Parking is down below, in the park at the Griggs Marina.

Enter Griggs Reservoir Park off Riverside Drive at Nottingham Drive. Turn left at the bottom of the hill. There is a sign pointing the Center.

Park at Griggs Marina which is past the Center. There will be a shuttle van to transport you up to the event Center. Or you can park along the road and walk up to the Center.

Writing from the Inside Out with Nita Sweeney
Aug 11, 2019 11:00 AM

Writing from the Inside Out with Nita Sweeney

Does that nasty inner critic keep you from writing? If so, spend an afternoon learning "writing practice" with writing coach, long-time student of Natalie Goldberg, and author of the Amazon #1 New Release, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.

 

“Writing practice” reduces stress around writing, increases productivity, and tames the inner critic. In-class writing practice, optional reading aloud with no critique, and short periods of meditation help students access their wild writing minds. No previous writing or meditation experience is necessary. Course content varies to accommodate returning students. Open to adults of all ages. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind for a day filled with creative fun!

 

Registration is required!

 

Books will be available for purchase.