June 26, 2018 5:00 pm - June 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Reading Group: Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved) by Kate Bowler
June 26th | 5:00-7:00pm
634 W. 4th St., Ste. #120
Kate Bowler is an assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. In 2015, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35. In her viral New York Times op-ed, she writes about the irony of being an expert in health, wealth, and happiness while being ill. Her subsequent memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and other lies I’ve loved) (Random House, 2018), tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character.
The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute’s Story, Health, & Healing Initiative will sponsor this one-night discussion of Bowler’s memoir on Tuesday, June 26th. Participation is free and open to clinicians, faculty, students, and the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Aimee Mepham, Humanities Institute Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-758-4028 with questions.