Coleman speaks on ‘Taking Risks After 50’

Sep 05, 2018
Diana Coleman

Rockland — Local resident Diana Coleman will speak about her newly published book, “Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50,” Monday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

The book features 26 dynamic women, age 50s through 80s, from Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya — including eight women from Midcoast Maine. Donating a kidney to a stranger, building schools in Ethiopia, racing around a Roller Derby track … these women pursue adventures, interests and life changes. Feisty, tough and determined, despite fears and challenges, they triumph over obstacles and persevere.

Coleman will share stories and tips to inspire others to take beneficial risks, especially during the second half of life. Fascinated by people’s varied risk-taking tolerance, she enjoys engaging in discussions about risk. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Coleman has lectured around the country about women and girls overcoming daunting challenges. She is a global traveler and former administrator and fundraiser for organizations including Save the Children, the University of California, Berkeley, Pen Bay Healthcare and the International Museum of Women. Her work and studies have taken her to Central America, Africa and Asia; and her travel essays are published in the “Goose River Anthology.” She serves on the board of Mpanzi, supporting women and girls in Kenya.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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