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Author Barbara Delinsky Featured at Creighton Lecture, Luncheon

Author Barbara Delinsky Featured at Creighton Lecture, Luncheon

Author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky will be the featured speaker at Creighton University Center for Health Policy & Ethics’ 20th Annual Women & Health Lecture and at a luncheon geared toward breast cancer survivors and loved ones. Both events will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, and pre-registration is required.

The lecture, titled “Family Crises and Other Little Bumps in Life,” will begin at 7 p.m. at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall. The event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new pillow or bath towel for donation to Catholic Charities’ Domestic Violence Shelter.

The author also will speak at a luncheon on “UPLIFT: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors – A Conversation with Barbara Delinsky.” The 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. event will be held at Lauritzen Gardens. There is a $40 charge, which includes lunch, garden admission, and an autographed copy of the author’s book, “UPLIFT.” A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available for survivors and co-survivors.

Delinsky earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tufts University and a master’s degree in sociology from Boston College. Her more than 65 books are emotional, character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship. They regularly appear on the bestseller list of the New York Times and elsewhere.

For more information or to register, call 402.280.2017 or visit http://chpe.creighton.edu/. Event cosponsors include the Nebraska Humanities Council, Physicians Mutual, Joslyn Art Museum, Creighton University Medical Center, Lauritzen Gardens, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Nebraska.