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Reckoning – Author Reading & Talk ~ Live in Ottawa

September 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 (7pm start-8:30pm)- An in-person book reading and Q&A

Location: Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) – The Upper Deck patio of the Bridge Public House (1 Donald Street, Ottawa, K1K 4E6 – less than 2km from Hwy 417, Vanier Parkway exit, right beside the Adàwa pedestrian bridge, across from Strathcona Park)

The Bridge Public House is a restaurant, consider enjoying a meal with your friends before/ after the event. Bring a shawl, this is a covered patio space.

Parking is available at the RSC as well as on neighbouring streets or at Strathcona Park – take the Adàwa pedestrian bridge across the river, a lovely option.

Tickets here: $10 advance purchase/ $15 cash at the door, space permitting

Click here to purchase audio book, paperback or hardcover of Reckoning

About this event
Join Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Ann Johnson for a special live conversation on their new release, their co-written book, Reckoning.

Reckoning is an unguarded, sober meeting with Spirit Work, Conspiracies, Elderhood, Grief and Plague and Building Culture in a Me First Era. “Try this at home. With Companions.”

“You come by your prejudices more or less involuntarily. That means you inherit them. And generally speaking the world gives you plenty of reason to go with your prejudices and not wonder about them too much. That’s a very dark thing to consider: the world in its conditions is so encouraging of your prejudices that you could almost be forgiven for being unconscious about them. Almost. Heartbreak is how you humanize your prejudices.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson

“One of my particular heartbreaks is that the unconscious foundation of so much of my world view, even it criticisms, is rooted in individualism. Especially heartbreaking is the remarkable individualism of those around me who bang the drum of community. ” ~ Kimberly Ann Johnson

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is a spiritual activist, author, ceremonialist and farmer. Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is the author of several books including the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble and A Generation’s Worth: Spirit Work in a Time of Trouble. Stephen is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary, Griefwalker.

Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, birth doula, and single mom. She specializes in helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth injuries and birth trauma, and heal from sexual trauma. She is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, where she trains birth professionals, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and bodyworkers to help women prepare for birth and recover from birth. She is the author of The Fourth Trimester and Call of the Wild. She has private practices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York.


September 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Rideau Sports Centre (RSC)
The Upper Deck patio of the Bridge Public House, 1 Donald Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1K4E6 Canada


Orphan Wisdom