The Life You Save: How to Keep a Journal You Won’t Throw Away

Phyllis Theroux
Essayist Phyllis Theroux has long captivated readers with her pitch-perfect rendering of the inner lives of American women. Her latest work, The Journal Keeper: A Memoir, covers six years of her anything but uneventful life and demonstrates how journaling can serve as a cathartic and rewarding avocation. Theroux calls it her daily "light box."

Theroux is hosting a seminar, social hour, and talk and book signing at the Central Library on Sunday, January 23, 2011, in the Arrington Auditorium . Schedule as follows:

2:00-3:00 p.m.—Journaling seminar
3:00-4:00 p.m.—Social hour
4:00-5:00 p.m.—Talk and book signing

Free to all, but registration required for the seminar as space is limited. Call 226-3670 or e-mail No previous journaling experience required.

Visit The Journal Keeper website ( for more information about the author and her book.


Hunter said…
Oh, wow. And a Flannery O'Connor reference too? That Tressa is SOMETHING. Good work.
Tressa Fancher said…
I love me some Flannery, but I didn't write this. I'd say the compliment goes to Carrie.
Hunter said…
Well, young lady, you deserve some great credit for doing such a fine job on the blog.

Carrie is a Cleverone, too. :)

I'll give her a fist-bump for that line.
Tressa Fancher said…
Thanks, Hunter. :-)