Jodi Picoult 9/28/18 in Norwich!

A Wonderful Collaboration

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Last Friday, 250+ people gathered in the welcoming Norwich Congregational Church to launch local writer, Jodi Picoult on an international tour for her new book, A Spark of Light. The event was a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) and Jodi was in conversation with PPNNE's CEO, Meagan Gallagher.

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A Spark of Light is set in a women's heath clinic in the south and the many characters represent the many perspectives on reproductive issues. The discussion was lively!

The enjoyable evening was the result of dozens of people working together behind the scenes for months. Norwich resident Holly Glick, PPNNE's Senior Philanthropy Officer and I started planning the event in early May. The efforts of the publishers who juggle dates and logistics, the incredible support at the church (a special shout-out to Dan), the organizing - and organized - staff at PPNNE, and our heavy-lifting booksellers all came together that evening.

Thanks to all who attended and those who made it possible. To learn about future events, visit and sign up for our newsletter! 


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