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Author Talk: Deb Brandon

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Deb Brandon, a survivor of brain injury has no regrets—she feels that her gains from the injury far outweigh her losses.

An Associate Teaching Professor of the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Mathematical Sciences, Deb is also a textile artist, a public speaker, and a writer.

Hear her share her journey as a writer which began in the aftermath of 3 brain surgeries, when she felt lost in a new world, as a new person. She started as a journal-style writer to help her through her recovery. Wanting to reach a broad audience to raise awareness about brain injury, she hired a writing coach who transformed her into a published author. Her first book, But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury, won several awards. Her second book, Threads Around the World: From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe, just came out.Though seemingly unrelated, the writing of these books, both in timing and content, are closely tied.

Deborah Brandon, PhD has been a professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon University since 1991. She has participated nationally and internationally in dragon boating. She is a mother, an award winning author, and a respected textile artist, as well as a brain injury survivor. Deb is a popular speaker and presents short programs on textiles and raises awareness of brain injury. Her books include But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury, and Threads Around the World: from Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe. Her essays have appeared in several publications, including HandEye Magazine, Weaving Today, Dragonboat International, and Psychology Today.


May 30
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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