Please join us as Connecticut native and author Dana Buckmir brings her story about surviving domestic violence and reclaiming her voice to Wilton Library. Her most recent memoir, Everything Will Be Okay, will the topic of conversation between Dana, Ann
Rodwell-Lawton (Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis
Center), and a member of the Wilton Police Department.
Erik Becker is the charming, witty and charismatic stranger who messages Dana, challenging her to step out of her comfort zone and give love another chance. Dana thinks she’s met her soulmate but soon realizes that the man of her dreams is not who he seems. What initially begins as a whirlwind romance quickly transforms into something that could lead to dire consequences.
From Dana: “Storytelling brings people together to reflect on the human experience, I'm looking forward to sharing my story in this beautiful space, with the goal of discussing domestic violence and reminding others that they're not alone.”
Dana Buckmir is the author of Everything Will Be Okay and Plenty of Laughs: One Woman's Journey Navigating the Online Dating Waters. She also contributes to a biweekly dating column called, "Oh Dana" that gives advice on relationship topics. Dana believes that storytelling not only entertains, but reminds us that we are sharing a collective experience that makes us a little more connected and a little less lonely. This philosophy and her teaching background inspired her to create a workshop and coaching program, "Write your story: From Idea to Publication" where she mentors aspiring authors.
Ann Rodwell-Lawton is the Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC). Ann oversees DVCC's community initiatives, direct services programs, and quality assurance efforts. Ann has worked in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault for ten years. She integrates victim-centered approaches and brings a trauma-informed lens to the work at DVCC.
No charge. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force, and The Riverbrook Regional YMCA, and the Wilton Police Department. Registration required. Please register online or call 203-762-6334. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.