Oh Happy Day to six months of Leaving 1203!
The Virginia Home celebrates its 125th anniversary as Leaving 1203 turns half a year old. I’ll tell stories from youthful days that I spent visiting with residents at The Home—some of which are included in Leaving 1203—and pay tribute to this special place.
I’ve learned powerful lessons in 6 months of traveling with my book. People of all ages and areas share a love of and a longing for home. One story leads to another and we’re wrapped together through memories and love. We have so much in common despite any apparent differences. Feeling that we belong satisfies us deep down.
Thank you. Every reader’s note and each conversation in person leave me refreshed, joyful, and with faith in the future. And the beat goes on.
Upcoming Events for Leaving 1203
Marietta welcomes the invitation to speak with a group representing all those involved in caring for patients and families at the Jack Byrne Center.
Marietta visits Colonnades residents and their guests, staff and administrators to talk about Home.
Ward Tefft and his popular Chop Suey Books welcomes Marietta for a lively 6pm talk, warming up with a casual meet and chat at 5:30.
Back by popular demand! Come for a taste of southern cooking and Sunday relaxation reminiscent of patio days celebrated in Leaving 1203.
Marietta welcomes writers of all persuasions to Charlottesville for a two-day workshop on the art of finding your words.
Marietta gets off the mat and heads to the Conference Room for a return visit with ACAC members at Albemarle Square.
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