The Scar by Mary Cregan


Little Panic by Amanda Stern


The Edge of Every Day

Changing Our Minds: Three Personal Perspectives with Mary Cregan, Amanda Stern, Marin Sardy, & Jacki Lyden

Thursday June 13, 2019
07:00 pm

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A discussion of the political, social, and financial challenges of mental illness and treatment in America. Jacki Lyden moderates a panel with Mary Cregan (THE SCAR: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery), Amanda Stern (Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life), and Marin Sardy (The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia). 


Mary Cregan attended Middlebury College and received her PhD from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education and in the Financial Times. A lecturer in English literature at Barnard College, she lives in New York.
Amanda Stern is the author of the novel The Long Haul, the memoir Little Panic, and eleven children’s books written under pseudonyms. She founded the popular Happy Ending Music and Reading Series in 2003, which had its final show at Joe’s Pub in June 2018.
Marin Sardy Marin Sardy's essays and criticism have appeared in Tin HouseGuernicaThe RumpusFourth GenreThe Missouri ReviewARTnews, and Art Ltd., as well as in two award-winning photography books, Landscape Dreams and Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby. She has also been the arts editor in chief at Santa Fe's Santa Fean magazine. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Sardy has twice had her work listed among the year's notable essays in Best American Essays. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Jacki Lyden is an award-winning journalist for NPR, where she has served as host and correspondent for over thirty years. She is passionate about the intersection between mental health and caregiving. In 1997, Jacki published Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, a critically-acclaimed memoir which chronicles her life growing up in the presence of her mother’s profound mental illness. She is a 2017-2018 recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, and early in her career, she won the Grand Prize from the National Mental Health Foundation for a series on the incarceration of the mentally ill in Montana.