Real Life Stories Behind A Spark of Light: A Conversation with #1 bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult and reproductive rights advocate and provider Dr. Willie Parker
Join Physicians for Reproductive Health and the New York Society for Ethical Culture for an unforgettable and timely discussion between #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and Physicians’ Board Chair, reproductive health advocate and author Dr. Willie Parker.
In her recent acclaimed novel A Spark of Light, Jodi Picoult turns her keen storytelling eye fearlessly to the issue of abortion rights and the people arrayed on all sides who are wrestling toward mutual understanding in a story that centers on a Mississippi abortion clinic under crisis. The novel features a character based on Dr. Parker and his real-life experiences as one of the few providers of abortion care in the Deep South today. Ms. Picoult’s novel coincides with the paperback release of Dr. Parker’s groundbreaking memoir, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, which explores how his Christian faith compelled him to become a provider.
Additional event support provided by Penguin Random House and Fletcher & Company, and books from Book Culture.
6:00 - 7:00 PM* The reception will include a meet and greet with Jodi Picoult, Dr. Parker, and other special guests. (*Reception available only for $150+ ticket holders)
7:00 - 8:00 PM The main program will include a conversation between Jodi Picoult and Dr. Willie Parker. (All ticket holders)
Books: Depending on ticket level, books are available as part of your ticket. If you would like to opt out of the book/s provided at your ticket level, please indicate that option on the following check out page.
Additional copies of both books will be available for purchase at the event.