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Arts Talk & Book Signing with Judy Kurtz Goldman

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 2:00pm until 4:00pm

​​A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet, Rock Hill native Judy Kurtz Goldman's husband is paralyzed. Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their "normal" life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested. When Judy's husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches. But rather than restoring his tennis game, the procedure leaves him paralyzed from the waist down--a phenomenon none of the doctors the family consults can explain. Overnight, Goldman's world is turned upside down. Though she has always thought of herself as the polite, demure wife opposite her strong, brave husband, Goldman finds herself thrown into a new role as his advocate, navigating byzantine hospital policies, demanding and refusing treatments, seeking solutions to help him win back his independence. ​Along the way, Goldman flashes back to her memories of their life together. As she tries envision her family's future, she discovers a new, more resilient version of herself. Together is a story of the life we imagine versus the life we lead--an elegant and empathetic meditation on partnership, aging, and, of course, love. Admission is free, but seating is reserved to those registered. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

121 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone:
(803) 328-2787
Email:
mcooper@yorkcountyarts.org

The center houses the offices of the Arts Council of York County, the Dalton, Perimeter, and Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Galleries, and private artist studios. It is housed in two restored 121-year old buildings. The Dalton Gallery features 7-9 exhibitions each year from local, regional, national, and international artists. The center also offers space for workshops, receptions, meetings, and small performances. Located in the historic Downtown Rock Hill Cultural District.