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Diane Gillespie: Stories for Getting Back to Sleep
Diane Gillespie: Stories for Getting Back to Sleep
WhenTuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 8 p.m.
WhereRavenna - Third Place Books
6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98115

Join IAS Emerita Professor Diane Gillespie for a reading from her book Stories for Getting Back to Sleep.

Educational psychologist Diane Gillespie, PhD uses her knowledge and understanding of stories to craft sleep scenarios designed to help people fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. The stories are set in relaxing places conducive to sleep: cozy mountain cabins, luxurious spas, a tropical beach, an overstuffed chair in a Victorian Bed and Breakfast. In each story, the character secures her surroundings. Through the process of attending to peaceful details in the setting, readers relax their bodies, let worries float away and sink deeper and deeper into stillness—until they are sound asleep.

The book is currently in stock at all three TPB in the Seattle area and it is available for purchase
All profits go to Tostan, an award-winning human rights based nonformal education program working across six West African countries.  Their results include, among many others, empowering women to run for local political offices, leading communities to abandon harmful practices such as Female Genital Cutting and Child Marriage, and preserving and nurturing positive social practices that create healthy, harmonious communities.  Needless to say, there is great demand for this program.

Diane Gillespie is Emerita Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Bothell and volunteer for the nonprofit Tostan. Stories for Getting Back to Sleep is her first venture into self-help fiction. Struggling herself, she created these stories as a strategy for falling back to sleep. She lives in Seattle, Washington and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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