WHERE: The Bookcase at its new location at 824 East Lake Street, Wayzata, MN 55391. Minnesota author and poet Louise Mathewson will read from and discuss her new book, "A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury," at The Bookcase of Wayzata. Internationally published in numerous anthologies, magazines and literary journals, including the bestselling "Cup of Comfort" series, the award-winning author has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences. Today, those experiences hold even deeper meaning. Her new book is a collection of transformative poetry chronicling her emergence from a coma following an accident in which she suffered a serious Traumatic Brain Injury, her recovery journey, and triumphant return to her writing career. Louise, who holds a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago, is a passionate advocate for the many who face the daily physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of living with a disability or coping with dementia, stroke or other cognitive disorders.
“Shattering, haunting, humbling and ultimately triumphant, this poetic memoir takes us deeper into a damaged brain and the courageous crawl back to a reclaimed life,” says Kathleen Adams, LPC, director of the Center for Journaling Therapy and Therapeutic Writing Institute. “Language, once lost, returns to shimmer on the page...This collection will surely provide hope, identification, and voice for those who struggle with TBI, and those who love and serve them.”