Karen Shiffman Lateiner: Understanding Gender in the Context of Time: A Personal Journey

Event Date: October 14th, 2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Address : 516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ, USA
Town : Maplewood

Karen Shiffman Lateiner will read excerpts from her memoir, Timeless Dance: A Story of Change and Loss, and reflect on her journey to support the transition of her adult child during the 1990s when transgender issues were mostly hidden, and just two years later grapple with her new daughter’s untimely death. Informed by her Jewish roots, she will discuss her experiences of family, joy, death, grief, gender and the power of the human spirit to turn grief to advocacy. Question and answer period will follow.


Timeless Dance: A Story of Change and Loss can be ordered directly from Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. A limited number of books will be available for purchase.


Author Karen Shiffman Lateiner holds graduate degrees in educational psychology. Throughout her personal life, and her professional career as an infant development specialist and mental health clinician, she has advocated safe and nurturing school environments for all children. A New Jersey native, Karen and her family lived in Montclair for nearly thirty years. After retirement, she and her husband traveled the country by motor home before making Arizona their new home closer to their daughter. Combining her love of writing and the Sonoran desert, Ms. Lateiner encourages other writers in a Hike and Write group she created. 

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