Marya Hornbacher is an
award-winning essayist, journalist, and the New
York Times bestselling author of five books.
Hornbacher’s work has been
published in eighteen languages, and her writing across genres appears
regularly in literary and
journalistic publications around the world.Her sixth book, a work of long-form
journalism on mental health recovery, will be
published by Houghton Mifflin in 2019,
and her seventh, a collection of essays about solitude in women’s lives, will
the following year. She has taught writing, literature, and journalism
at the college and graduate level for 25 years.
Hornbacher was recently honored
with the Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction, and is the 2018 recipient
Fountain House Humanitarian Award for her activism.
(Keynote) "One Foot in Front of the Other: Celebrating the Journey of Recovery"
Living with a mental health condition isn't easy—we know that. But we can spend so much time focused on the challenges of our experience that we sometimes overlook the enormous opportunity, potential, and possibility that exists in our lives. In this presentation, Marya emphasizes our capacity to identify and utilize the strengths, gifts, and tools we already possess--both as individuals and as a community--to map a recovery journey of our own.