LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
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Julie Parker

Mental Illness, a Heroic Journey, Saturday, May 4th, 2:00 – 3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

A vibrant 91 year old, Julie Parker is a longtime Altadenan who has taught yoga, French, English, and has been a journalist and columnist. She has written a memoir presenting a fresh theory on her mental illness as heroic journey. While waiting for publication, Julie does readings on school campuses, at book clubs, community centers, galleries and stores, handing out a chapbook of the first 4 chapters. A graduate of Middlebury College, with a Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, 1992, Julie shares an inspiring view of a dread illness conquered in part thanks to the crucial support of a stalwart partner and beautiful family.