Looking Back from the Gate
Saturday, October 22 1:00 pm
The subtitle of Phyllis Chinlund's memoir, "Looking back from the Gate," accurately describes what she has composed. This is, indeed, "A Story of Love, Art, and Dementia."
Ms. Chinlund worked as a documentary filmmaker, and that experience is evident in the montages, cuts and different points of view she uses to tell her story. Chinlund's second career, as a geriatric social worker, provided her with an understanding of the center of the story, her husband Ray Witlin's Alzheimer's disease. The disease surfaced in 1995, and in January 1998 Chinlund began a journal to detail the life she lived with her failing husband. Almost five years later, in December 2002, her husband passed away.
Phyllis Chinlund is the cousin of our Board President, Colleen Van Hoven.
Read a review in the Adirondack Review here.
Hear Phyllis's interview aired on North Country Public Radio on October 19 here.
Upcoming Program: Andrea Barrett, Friday, October 28. Next in our Authors Book Club series. Details to come