Join us to celebrate Judy Goldman, our 2019 winner of the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award in Literary Arts. Reception in Tate Lobby at 6 followed at 7 by the Award Presentation and a reading by and conversation with Goldman. Presented in Partnership with Charlotte Center for Literary Arts.
Judy Goldman is the author of two award-winning poetry collections and two novels, Early Leaving and The Slow Way Back, which was a finalist for SIBA’s Novel of the Year and winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Fiction Award and the Mary Ruffin Poole Award for First Fiction. Her memoir, Losing My Sister, was a finalist for both SIBA’s Memoir of the Year and ForeWord Review‘s Memoir of the Year. Her work has appeared in Real Simple, The Washington Post, and in many literary journals. She teaches writing workshops throughout the Southeast, and serves on the permanent faculty of Table Rock Writers Workshop. Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Goldman has lived in Charlotte for many years. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.
“Together is a riveting account of a strong marriage tested when a routine medical procedure goes terribly wrong. Judy Goldman beautifully shows usthe challenges and setbacks but also the triumphs as two people find strengths within themselves to create a new life together.”
— Ron Rash, author of The New York Times bestseller Serena
Judy Goldman's new memoir, Together: Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap, will be published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday on February 12, 2019. In Goldman's words: To relieve his back pain, my husband had an epidural (a procedure so routine it’s given to women during childbirth). The minute the needle pushed into his spine, he was paralyzed from the waist down. That’s the starting point for my book, which looks at the changes every couple faces — the slow, ordinary ones and the sudden, dramatic ones. Identities shift, roles switch — how do we adjust? This is a story about the life we dream of and the life we make.