‘Women Going For It!’ author speaks

Nov 22, 2018
Diana Coleman

Camden — Diana Coleman will speaking at Camden Public Library Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., sharing stories of women enjoying new experiences, riveting adventures and making beneficial changes.

Believing in female fortitude and risk-taking power, Coleman enjoys conducting engaging presentations to motivate others by sharing women’s inspirational stories during the second half of life. She interviewed many women and documented 26 stories of women taking diverse risks for her book, "Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50."

These dynamic women, age 50s through 80s, share their compelling risk-taking stories with grit and humor, triumphing over fears and offering advice. Examples include donating a kidney to a stranger, building schools in Ethiopia and racing around a Roller Derby. From Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya, their tales promise to entertain and inspire.

A former administrator, Coleman raised funds for education, health, and microenterprise, for organizations including Save the Children, the University of California, Berkeley; the International Museum of Women; and Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation. She is an avid and enthusiastic traveler whose work and studies have taken her to Central America, Africa and Asia. She serves on the board of Mpanzi, supporting women and girls in Kenya.

Originally from Massachusetts, Coleman lived 30 years in San Francisco. When not traveling, she resides in Maine. Her travel essays, “Road Trip” and “Glimpses of Kenya from a Mzungu Woman,” are published in the “Goose River Anthology,” 2017 and 2015.

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

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