May 2nd @ 6pm at the Neillsville Public Library

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed-in-hope, drawing from 33 years writing and producing a scripted inspirational radio broadcast, The Heartbeat of the Home. The broadcast retired in 2012, but just prior to that, Cynthia published her first of what are now more than 36 books–fiction and nonfiction, many of them award-winning, some bestselling. Her tagline is: “I can’t unravel. I’m hemmed in hope.” She and her grade school sweetheart husband live in the heart of Wisconsin.

Cynthia will be sharing the impact of story on our mental health, anxiety reduction, empathy, and more as she talks through her own writing and reading journey and answers attendees’ questions. Reading is so much more than a hobby. Come discover how to explain to your family members why a fascinating chapter is worth overcooking the spaghetti.