Spiritual Conclave (SC)
in collaboration with
The International Society for Ayurveda & Health
Dr. Annita Perez Sawyer
Author of the Memoir:
Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Conference Room EG-013, UCONN Health, Farmington
About Dr. Annita Sawyer: Annita Perez Sawyer is the author of the memoir Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass, winner of the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program Nonfiction Grand Prize. A psychologist in practice for over thirty years, she is a member of the clinical faculty at Yale Medical School. Her work appears in two anthologies as well as in a number of professional and literary journals, where her essays have won prizes and twice been included among the Notables in the Best American Essays series.
Using herself as a case study, Dr. Sawyer speaks to clinical audiences around the country. Her talks, essays and stories illuminate lifetime consequences of childhood trauma, harmful effects of fads in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, the enduring impact of stigma and shame, and the power of human connection to heal.
To learn more, visit her website at www.smokingcigaretteseatingglass.com
Registration is Free, Seating is limited.
To reserve your seat, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sawyer will be happy to sign your book
Directions to University of Connecticut Health Center
From Greater Hartford: Route 84 to Exit 39. Turn right onto Route 4-East (Farmington Avenue). Drive about 1-1/2 miles
For Conference Room EG013: Turn right into U Conn Health. At the rotary go ahead veering off to right, At the stop sign turn to left into academic entrance, Use Parking lot AB at your right. Unrestricted parking after 5 PM, on Saturday and Sunday —park at the end of the lot, take the stairs, one of us will open the door at 5 PM (cell: 860-836-3966 or 860-324-3691).
Alternatively, or after 5:15 PM, enter through academic entrance, turn right, follow the hallway, passed public safety and police. Enter the EG foyer, elevator on your left over looking glass doors and Conf. room EG 013 on your right
About the conclave: Mission: SC, in collaboration with The International Society for Ayurveda and Health, provides a platform for discussions on global issues, various aspects of mind, matter & consciousness, spirituality, preservation of nature, natural phenomenon’s, health, healing and wellness incorporating science, philosophy, humanity and research and cultural aspects. Attending members suggest topic for discussions and book of choice. Open to public
READING AND DISCUSSION; BOOK SIGNING: THE INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Friday, January 29, 2016 --- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
Washington Post, August 31, 2015 : Memoirist recounts her journey from mental patient to Yale psychologist
NYU Literature Arts & Medicine blog, August 17, 2015 : Rediscovering a history of trauma: An Interview with Dr. Annita Sawyer
YaleNews, August 11, 2015 : Psychologist’s memoir is a tale of misdiagnosis, mistreatment, and healing
READING AND BOOK SIGNING: RJ JULIA BOOKSELLERS
768 Boston Post Road
Monday, August 10, 2015 --- 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2015 Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist's Memoir Celebration Book Party reading 3:45 pm
June 4, 2015: On A Miniature World with Binnie Klein, Thursday, June 4, a very special in-studio interview at 10:30 AM with Annita P Sawyer, Ph.D. about her new memoir, “Smoking Cigarettes, Eating Glass: A Psychologist’s Memoir – a story about an adolescent who is institutionalized, misdiagnosed, and ultimately healed. Host Binnie Klein will be joined by psychotherapist Susan Nathiel, PhD, LMFT (author of”Daughters of Madness” and “Sons of Madness”) for a candid conversation about the stigma of mental illness and what recovery can be like. WPKN 89.5FM or www.wpkn.org archive link
- MyNDTLK - Smoking Cigarettes and Eating Glass Aired on Thursday, June 4, 2015
Interview with Dr. Pamela Brewer
Smoking Cigarettes and Eating Glass, Dr. Annita Sawyer’s memoir is a harrowing, heroic, and redeeming story of her battle with mental illness from an early age, and her triumph in overcoming it. In 1960, as a suicidal teenager, Sawyer is institutionalized, suffering through 89 electroshock treatments based on a misdiagnosis…
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
VNA Community Healthcare
2319 Whitney Avenue, 4th Floor
Hamden, CT 0647
Hear the viewpoint from a former mental health patient turned provider. Featuring: Psychologist & author Annita Sawyer, PhD. Program is free of charge. Call 1.866.474.5230 (VNACHC Helpline) to register (space is limited).
Friday, May 15, 2015
Mentally Healthy Children and Families, guest speaker
April 19, 2015
Grub Street Memoir Incubator - Boston, MA
AWP April 9 - 11 2015 - Santa Fe Writers Project table, author book signing
AWP Friday, April 10, 2015 - 1:00 - 2:00 Vermont Studio Center BookFair table, author book signing, Annita Sawyer
AWP Friday, April 10, 2015, SFWP and Ampersand Books will be hosting a meet & greet starring April L. Ford, Charlotte Gullick, Allen Gee, Annita Perez Sawyer, Stephen G Eoannou, and surprise guests from Ampersand, as well as staff members from both organizations.
ORDER NOW - LINK TO BOOKSTORES ONLINE AND SFWP
I'll add events as they become available. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a reading, discussion, or presentation.