Panel Event Exploring Stuttering, Homosexuality and Acceptance
Recovering stutterer and gay author Robert O’Brien is presenting a Q & A panel event at Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium on Sunday, January 27. The drop-in event will explore stuttering and men, with a focus on the additional challenges faced by gay men. Joining Robert are speech pathologist Wendy Duke and Dr Tim Lazaroff, a Certified Cognitive Behavioural Group Specialist and expert on masculinity and men’s mental health.
Robert will be reading from his honest, uplifting and funny memoir, Just One More Drive: the true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car, followed by presentations by Wendy, the founder and clinical director the Columbia Speech & Language Services, and Tim, founder of the Lazaroff Centre for Behavioural Change Skills Training. There will open discussion and Q & A opportunities throughout.
The free drop-in event is from 5:00 to 6.15pm at Little Sisters, 1238 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N3, and light refreshments will be offered.
Robert O’Brien was born in Dublin in 1977 and emigrated to Canada in 2009, on a mission to travel through Stargates, embrace his sexuality and accept his stuttering. Just One More Drive, published by Tidewater Press, of New Westminster, BC, is his second book.
Media inquiries: For excerpts, review copies or interview requests for Just One More Drive, contact [email protected] or 604-522-6222.