Dana Shavin will be the speaker and The Bluebelles which includes local musician and playwright, Peggy Douglas, will be special music at the Sunday Service at Christ Unity of Chattanooga, 105 McBrien Road, at 11 a.m.
Ms. Shavin is an author, colominist at Chattanooga Times Free Press, essayist, speaker, professional life coach and artist. Her essays and articles have appeared in Oxford American, The Sun, The Writer, Writersdigest.com, Bark, Parade.com, Alaska Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, Fourth Genre, Third Coast, Hawaii Pacific Review, Willow Review, Gravy (the newsletter of the Southern Food Alliance), Chatter, Edge business journal and numerous alternative health, arts and entertainment newspapers.
"I have been a panelist and workshop presenter at Keystone College literary conference, The Gathering, and have spoken and read about recovery and issues of self-acceptance for the Eating Disorders Information Network, the Unitarian Universalist Church, Unity Church, The Jewish Cultural Center, the University of Tennessee, the Meacham Writers Workshop and at various book clubs, writers groups, performance venues and fundraisers," Ms. Shavin said.
Her memoir, The Body Tourist, was published by Little Feather Books, Nov. 1, 2014. It is available from Amazon.com, locally in Chattanooga at Barnes and Noble and Star Line Books, and at all online venues.