New York Times best-selling author and inspirational speaker Glennon Doyle Melton is coming to the Golden Triangle. The writer of “Carry On, Warrior” and the well-known voice behind the blog “Momastery” will speak Saturday, Oct. 3 in Starkville, presented by The Homestead Education Center.
The event is free to Homestead members, and $15 for nonmembers. Tickets are required in advance for Melton’s 7 p.m. presentation in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium on the Mississippi State University campus. Get tickets at thehomesteadcenter.com, or call 662-694-0124.
Melton’s raw, witty commentary makes her an inspiring and entertaining speaker. Thousands of online readers converge daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery and serving the marginalized. Her interactive presentation in Starkville is titled “Out of the Ashes: The Phoenix Process of Spiritual Rebirth.” Melton’s talk is in conjunctioin with a weekend retreat at The Homestead, said Alison Buehler, who established the center with her husband, Dr. Mike Buehler.
Melton became a sensation when her personal essays, often hilarious and poignant, started going viral. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other publications. “Carry On, Warrior,” Melton and her philanthropic work have been featured on “The Today Show,” “The Talk” and NPR, as well as in Ladies Home Journal, Women’s Day, Glamour UK, Family Circle, Parents Magazine and Newsweek, among others.
The Florida resident is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a nonprofit organization that has inspired online giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources. With her trademark wit and candor, Melton speaks frequently to diverse audiences including corporations, universities, faith communities, nonprofit groups, metal health professionals, parents’ organizations and conferences.
“She employs her wit and candor to encourage us all to step out from behind masks of perfection and start connecting with one another by showing up as our real, messy and beautiful selves,” Buehler shared.
The Homestead Education Center provides workshops, events and retreats for Mississippi on health and wellness, personal growth and arts and culture.
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.
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