Author Talk & Book Signing with Kate Kaufmann
Tuesday, April 16 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kaufmann’s book is a savvy and validating guide to what might be in store for growing numbers of childfree and childless adults. Joining Kaufmann for a respectful and frank conversation is Anne Wennhold, a local woman profiled in the book. Among the topics they will discuss are creating a life outside the mainstream of motherhood, the shifting meaning of family, what we leave behind when we die, alternate routes to lives of meaning, connection, and joy, and friendship, family, and community.
Kate Kaufmann embarked on her life as a non-mom when she abandoned fertility treatments, quit her corporate job, and moved from the suburbs to a rural community to raise sheep. Since 2012, she has talked with hundreds of women ranging in age from twenty-four to ninety-one and advocates for better understanding of the childless/childfree demographic. Kate received an MFA in creative writing in 2016 from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and has a professional background in corporate staffing, training, and consulting. She’s lived in various urban, suburban, rural, and coastal communities and currently calls Portland, Oregon home. Her writing has appeared most recently in the Washington Post. Please visit www.katekaufmann.com to learn more.