Freeland author Cynthia Trenshaw will host a reading and launch of her new book, “Meeting in the Margins: An Invitation to Encounter Society’s Invisible People,” next week.
The event is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Enso House, 6339 Wahl Road in Freeland.
The book is a narrative of Trenshaw’s 25 years of serving people in the margins of society, from people in hospitals, homeless shelters, nursing homes, on the streets, and in encampments under the viaducts of large cities. Each experience was special, rare and raw.
“These are the moments, these are the stories, these are the portraits that I wanted to bring from the margins onto the pages of a book,” she wrote, in an email to The Record. “These are the amazing people I hope to share with readers whose understanding might be transformed by the encounter.”
“I believe that the reader’s life is enriched by encountering ‘society’s invisible people,’ ” she added.
Story Circle Book Reviews reviewer Lee Ambrose wrote that Trenshaw’s story will “touch readers’ hearts in ways that go beyond most peoples comfort zones.”
“Few have been where Trenshaw dares to go,” she wrote.
Trenshaw is a hospital chaplain, massage therapist, professional guardian, guardian ad litem and a nursing assistant-registered. She holds a masters degree in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Book readings are also planned for 1 p.m. Nov. 9 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, both at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave.