Events & Interviews

I’m very happy to have opportunities to chat about mental health topics and Leave of Absence. It is through conversation and discussions that ideas are shared and awareness and understanding are increased.  I’m very grateful to the below programs and hosts for inviting me to their radio shows, bookstores, libraries, conferences, and groups and for engaging in discussions about mental illness and also about my novel Leave of Absence.   For the interviews, I invite you to follow the links to listen to the discussions, and for the events, I invite you to attend if you are in the area.

 

Interviews:

Dr. Gorman and I discussed, on June 24, 2013,  both mental illness and Leave of Absence on Beautiful Minds Radio.  Beautiful Minds Radio is a station dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness.  Follow the link to the interview, which begins approximately 15 minutes into the show.

Interview with Dr. Chris Gorman

 

On Tuesday, May 21 I had a conversation with Tony on The Author Show, part of Artist First Radio.  While the interview was live, the recording will remain on the Artist First website.  Here’s a direct link to my interview:

 Authors-First interview with Tony.

 

Jenee Darden with Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (P.E.E.R.S) interviewed me in April, 2013.  We had fun chatting about mental illness, my personal experience with it, and Leave of Absence.  The interview, entitled “Finding Hope in a Psych Ward:  Tanya J. Peterson on Her Book ‘Leave of Absence’,” was posted on peersnet.org on April 18.

P.E.E.R.S. Mental Health and Wellness Radio

 

On April 11, 2013, I talked live with Mr. Dresser about mental illness.  It’s clear that there are many misunderstandings around mental illness and that we need to take action to erase negative stereotypes and stigma.

The Michael Dresser Show

 

In April, 2013, Danielle interviewed me on The Authors Show.  We discussed Leave of Absence and its characters and themes.

The Authors Show

 

In April, 2013, Dana from Writers in the Sky talked with me about Leave of Absence, writing, and marketing.

Writers in the Sky podcast

 

Events:

 

wordstock image Wordstock Book Festival — author appearance and book signing

Date:  Saturday, October 5th

Time:  11:00 AM

Location:  Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd in Portland, OR

 

 

 

 

fern ridge libraryPresentation and Reading – Increasing Understanding, Destroying Stereotypes:  Fiction as a Vehicle for  Conveying Human Truths

Location:  Fern Ridge Library

88026 Territorial Rd, Veneta, OR

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM

 

 

 

siuslaw public libraryPresentation and Reading – Increasing Understanding, Destroying Stereotypes:  Fiction as a Vehicle for  Conveying Human Truths

Location:  Siuslaw Public Library

1460 9th St, Florence, OR

Date and Time:   Friday, October 11th 1:00 PM

 

 

 

BloomsburyBooksPresentation and Reading – Increasing Understanding, Destroying Stereotypes:  Fiction as a Vehicle for  Conveying Human Truths

Location:  Bloomsbury Books

290 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 21, 2013  7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

M.I.S.S.Presentation on the impact of solitary confinement on mental illness

M.I.S.S. National Conference

San Diego Convention Center:  111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego

Saturday, August 17, 2013

 

 

 

AveraPresentation at Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Location:  Avera Behavioral Health Center

4400 W. 69th St, Sioux Falls, SD

Date:  Friday, August 9, 2013

 

 

 

 
more than words bookstoreBook Signing

Location:  More than Words Bookstore

Watertown Mall, Watertown, SD

Date and Time:  Saturday, August 10th, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 pm

 

 

 

Eugene Barnes and Noble I will give a presentation and reading at Barnes & Noble in Eugene, OR (date and time TBA).

 

 

Presentation and Reading —  Banishing Barriers & Living Life:  Women Prevailing Through Mental Illness

Location:  In Other Words feminist community and bookstore

14 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211

Date and Time:  Friday, May 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Springfield Public Library

 

Presentation and Reading – Increasing Understanding, Destroying Stereotypes:  Fiction as a Vehicle for  Conveying Human Truths

Location:  Springfield Public Library

225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Date and Time:  Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 PM

 

 

 

NAMI Walk 2013

I participated in the Portland NAMI Walk on May 19, 2013. My daughter and I joined our local team to help increase awareness of mental illness and the number of people it impacts.