Barbara McClane

Barbara McClane: Blessed Not Bitter

Monday, August 21, 2023 at 5:00pm
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street, Middletown, Connecticut

FREE! Reservations required.

Wesleyan University Embodying Antiracism Community Fellow and author Barbara McClane presents a book talk and signing featuring her autobiography Blessed Not Bitter at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore.

McClane previously presented a public book talk about her memoir in the Smith Reading Room of the Wesleyan Library in February. She read excerpts detailing her efforts to work through various traumas, including mental, physical, and substance abuse­–from being a foster child and an underage runaway in New York, to going into a treatment program. “Trauma is not a straight line,” said McClane. “There are no straight lines … I survived. I’m only here by God’s grace, and I know that.”

Read more in The Wesleyan Connection article "Arts, Ideas, and Activation: Embodying Antiracism Fellows Share Creations." 

Image: Barbara McClane speaks with her family in Milwaukee via Zoom from the Smith Reading Room of the Wesleyan Library. Photo by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.