Author Event & Conversation: Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer Is No

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Do You Have Kids?  Life When the Answer Is NoJoin Wright Library and author Kate Kaufmann for a short reading of her new book that features several Dayton women and organizations, followed by a conversation about what it’s like not having children of your own.
 
Panelists:
Kate Kaufmann, author of Do You Have Kids? – Portland, Oregon
Una Cadegan, PhD, Professor – University of Dayton
Shawna Collins, Mac/PC Specialist – University of Dayton
 
When you don’t have kids, life unfolds quite differently than it does for parents. Join three women who know as we discuss impacts on various aspects of our lives—from careers, friendship, and family to what we leave behind when we die. We’ll broach what can be a sensitive, sometimes charged topic in a respectful, frank, and revealing conversation. Open to all—childless and childfree women and men, parents, grandparents.
 
Kate’s book will be available for purchase at a discount after the discussion.
 
Book description:
Do You Have Kids? is a savvy and validating guide to what might be in store for growing numbers of childfree and childless adults worldwide. Weaving together stories from women aged twenty-four to ninety-one with both her own story and a growing body of research, author Kate Kaufmann brings to light alternate routes to lives of meaning, connection, and joy.
 
Kate KaufmannAuthor bio:
Kate Kaufmann has talked intimately about the impacts of not having children with hundreds of women and men aged twenty-four to ninety-one. She advocates for better understanding of the childless/childfree in classrooms, on panels, and with professional groups, among them the University of Dayton, AARP, and the Oregon Community Foundation. Kate has an MFA in creative writing and professional background in corporate staffing, training, and consulting. Her writing has appeared most recently in Conscious Connection, GirlTalk HQ, and the Washington Post. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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