By 1808Delaware

The Friends of the Delaware County District Library are excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author Joyce Maynard for a special evening celebrating the release of her latest novel, How the Light Gets In. Join us on July 10, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the beautiful Dempsey Event Center for an event filled with literature, conversation, and healing.

Event Highlights

Experience Chi Gong and Singing Bowls

The evening will commence in the Sanctuary space of the Dempsey Event Center with calming and invigorating demonstrations of Chi Gong and Singing Bowls by experts from the Dempsey Center. These practices are renowned for their therapeutic properties, offering attendees a unique opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.

An Engaging Conversation with Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard, known for her evocative writing on family, love, and loss, will discuss her new novel and share insights into her storied career. She will be in conversation with local writing legend Lee Martin, a distinguished professor at Ohio State University. This dialogue promises to be both enlightening and inspiring for literary enthusiasts and aspiring writers alike.

Post-Presentation Activities

Wine, Snacks, and Healing Exploration

After the presentations, guests can enjoy a selection of wine and snacks while delving deeper into the healing properties of Chi Gong and Singing Bowls. This relaxed setting offers a perfect chance to mingle, discuss the novel, and explore personal well-being practices.

Creative and Garden Activities

Visitors can also participate in making a “cork person,” a charming craft featured in Maynard’s Count the Ways. Additionally, attendees are invited to tour the lush herb gardens on the historic grounds of the Dempsey Center, adding a touch of nature to this literary evening.

Event Details

Date and Time: July 10 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Dempsey Event Center
123 Hyatts Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015


  • General Public: $55.00 plus fees
  • Friends of the Library Members: $50.00 plus fees

Each ticket includes a copy of How the Light Gets In. Additional titles will be available for purchase and signing from Beanbag Books.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite: Joyce Maynard Author Visit Tickets.

Contact and Further Information

For more details, visit the Friends of the Delaware County District Library website: or contact Jean Whitlinger at [email protected].

Source: Friends of the Delaware County District Library

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