November 17|7 PM

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $6.00

Free to Students

Jennifer Lauck

 Jennifer Lauck is an award winning journalist and the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found. Lauck has just followed up with a sequel memoir, Found. Blackbird was written in the voice of a little girl who attempts to make a sense of a world where parents die and children fall through the cracks and are left homeless. Found is written in the voice of a confident woman determined and thus destined to find inner peace, lasting happiness and sense of the familiar. It chronicles the search and reunion with her birth mother. 

Blackbird was featured on The Oprah Show, and is used as a source reference by foster parenting organizations nationwide, providing caregivers with inspiration and insight about taking in parentless children. The London Times wrote: "Lauck has constructed a riveting narrative from the awful mess of her life. That she has managed to do so fills me with an admiration for which I cannot find word. The best I can do is to suggest that you read this book."