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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Local Bookstores to Host Liz Kinchen

Author, meditation teacher and Buddhist practitioner Liz Kinchen will read from, speak about and sign copies of her new memoir Light in Bandaged Places: Healing in the Wake of Young Betrayal beginning at 7 p.m. at three area bookstores this month—on September 6, 2023, at Lowell Book Company, in Lowell; on September 12, 2023, at Grub St./Porter Square Books, in Boston; and on September 14, 2023, at Brookline Booksmith, in Brookline. The book is especially suitable and inspirational to those interested in family dynamics, personal growth, healing from emotional wounds, and finding resilience.

Seduced into a sexual “romance” by her eighth-grade teacher, it took Kinchen years to understand the abuse and seek healing for the emotional isolation that underpins her adult relationships. Kinchen writes in a candid and moving manner about reckoning with and healing from childhood trauma, with the hope of helping others along their own paths of rediscovery and repair. The book also details how she began a spiritual and psychological journey that set her free from what had destroyed her childhood innocence and feelings of self-worth, and led her to become a meditation teacher and Buddhist practitioner.

Kinchen has been practicing meditation and leading meditation groups over the past 45 years. She operates her own meditation practice in the Boston MetroWest area offering classes, ongoing groups and one-on-one meditation mentoring sessions.

Event locations: 250 Jackson St., Unit 417; Lowell, MA; 50 Liberty Dr., Boston, MA; 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA. For more information, email [email protected] or visit