Josselyn Spring Luncheon - With Judith Guest

The Josselyn Center welcomes keynote speaker Judith Guest, author of the acclaimed  novel, Ordinary People. Judith will share the story of her personal mental health journey and more via an on-stage conversation with medical reporter Margaret Shortridge Werd.

In conjunction with the luncheon, Josselyn will hold its traditional jewelry raffle. Items will include pieces from India Hicks, Stella & Dot, Rock Goddess Jewelry, and more! Boutiques will be onsite from 10 am to 11:30 am for shopping prior to the start of, and for a short time after, the luncheon.  All pop-up shops will be donating a percentage of their sales to The Josselyn Center. It’s a win-win! Boutiques will include India Hicks, Stella & Dot, Simply Charmed, Artist Meghan Borah, and more.

This event supports services at the Josseyln Center and Camp Neeka, a six-week therapeutic summer day camp for children ages 8–12. Through traditional camp activities and specially designed programs, children build friendships and self-esteem.

97% of youth participating in Josselyn Center programs qualify for a sliding fee scale or camp scholarship based on income eligibility. Your support will make a difference!

This is a ticketed event. For questions about this event or to sign-up via phone, please contact The Josselyn Center at 847-441-5606. You can also register online. 

Judith Guest was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Education.  Her first novel, Ordinary People, was made into a movie by Robert Redford  that won six Academy Awards, including best picture for 1980. She has written six other novels, several screenplays, including one called Rachel River. She is currently at work on a TV series based on her mystery novel, The Tarnished Eye. She has three children and seven grandchildren and spends half of each year in Minnesota and the other half in Michigan.

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Event address: 

Northmoor Country Club
820 Edgewood Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Ordinary People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140065176
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Penguin Books - October 28th, 1982

One of the great bestseller of our time: the novel that inspired Robert Redford’s Oscar-winning film starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore