Irish American Writers & Artists

September 4, 2012

Kathleen Frazier to read from her memoir on sleepwalking

Filed under: Essay,Events,Literature — by johnleemedia @ 4:09 pm
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KATHLEEN FRAZIER

Reads from her current project…

SOMNILOQUIES:

A Memoir of Sleepwalking
at The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia St. (west of 6th Ave., bet. W. 4th and Bleecker)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
6pm
$8 cash cover, includes a free drink
Reservations suggested (212) 989-9319

Somniloquies: a memoir of sleepwalking is a coming of age story in which Kathleen seeks to untangle her twenty years of chronic somnambulism: the origins at adolescence when her brother first attempted suicide (a sort of nighttime mirroring of his waking pain), her own near-death experiences while sleepwalking, and failed efforts to abate her malady with booze. It is a love story to her Irish American family of the 1960s – ‘70s, a longing to balm their wounds from generations of alcoholism, mental illness and fretful nights.  Ultimately, it is a story of recovery, romance and redemption.  In 1990, at the age of thirty, Kathleen met her husband days after the terrible sleepwalking accident that brought her to her knees.  One night at a time, Mark showed her the link between comfort, trust and peaceful slumber.

Read Kathleen’s essay, “Creature of the Night”, published earlier this year in Psychology Today:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201204/two-minute-memoir-creature-the-night

 

 

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