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Let's Go: ‘Evening with an Author’ at Otis Library

Otis Library’s signature event, “Evening with an Author,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at The Spa at Norwich Inn. This year’s live event features Patricia Walsh Chadwick, author of “Little Sister: A Memoir.”

Little Sister is Patricia’s account of growing up in the Feeney Sect, founded by Leonard Feeney, a controversial (soon-to-be-excommunicated) Catholic priest. Their religious community requires that members surrender all earthly possessions and aspects of their life, including their children, to him. Separated from her parents and forbidden to speak to them, Patricia bristles against the community’s draconian rules, yearning for another life. When, at 17, she is banished from the Center, she faces the world alone, without skills, family or money but empowered with faith and a fierce determination to succeed on her own – which she does, rising eventually to the upper echelons of the world of finance and investing.

Patricia Walsh Chadwick had a 30-year career on Wall Street as a research analyst, a portfolio manager and eventually as a Global Partner at Invesco. In 2000, she started Ravengate Partners LLC, a consulting firm engaged in expert witness work and strategic analysis. Among her many pro bono activities, she mentors middle school girls at a school in East Harlem and runs a healthcare company for the LGBTQ+ community in Connecticut. Patricia and her husband, John, live in Connecticut.

“Evening with an Author” begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction. A dinner will be followed by an address and book signing by Patricia Walsh Chadwick. Tickets are $125 per person and include a copy of “Little Sister: A Memoir.”

For information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets to this event, visit otislibrarynorwich.org or contact Andrea Kaiser at (860) 889-2365, ext. 127.

Let’s Go is a regular feature. To submit, email times@theday.com.

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