The Lipscomb University Landiss Lecture Series
presents author Devon Jersild on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the
Swang Center, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville.
Admission is free. The lecture is open to the public and everyone is
invited to attend.
Jersild will discuss her new book Happy Hours: Women and Alcoholism.
The book is a compelling look at the lifelong effects of alcoholism on
women’s health and well-being. Mixing cutting-edge research with moving
stories of women who struggled with alcohol problems, she writes elegantly
and compellingly about previously neglected aspects of this devastating
problem. Jersild lives in Vermont with her husband, author Jay Parini, and
their three children. She has published essays and stories in the New York
Times, Redbook, USA Today, and Glamour. She won an O.Henry Award in 1991 and
has taught creative writing and courses in women’s studies at Middlebury
College in Vermont. Jersild is the administrative director of the Bread Loaf
For more information, call 279.5837 or 800.333.4358, ext. 5837 or
e-mail Carolyn Wilson.