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Afternoon Author Talk One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams with Tom Ingrassia

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

JEL is pleased to host a presentation from Tom Ingrassia on the book One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams (co-written with Jared Chrudimsky).

Originally published in 2013, One Door Closes is being adapted as the documentary film, “One Door Closes: Korey’s Courage”, which will have its premiere in Worcester in September.

One Door Closes presents the inspiring stories of 16 people from all walks of life (including Mary Wilson of The Supremes; Scherrie Payne, Formerly of The Supremes; and June Monteiro of The Toys) who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in order to achieve their dreams. Through their powerful, first-person stories, these dreamers share a road map guiding the reader to discover how to live their life with vision, courage, determination, and passion. Several of those profiled in the book live in Central Massachusetts.

In his lively presentation, Tom Ingrassia (who is the host of The Motown Jukebox on WCUW 91.3FM) will share his “author journey,” the fascinating story of how the book came into being, how those profiled were chosen…and how he is taking the book from the written page to feature film.

Tom Ingrassia is a motivational speaker, award-winning author, success coach, and award-winning radio personality. In 2001, following a successful 25-year career in higher education, Tom re-invented himself as an entertainment manager, with the formation of Tom Ingrassia Productions. Along the way, he has worked with some of the legendary singers from the 1960s, including Mary Wilson (The Supremes). In 2006, Tom formed The MotivAct Group, offering holistic personal and professional development workshops, seminars, and individual coaching for success. An in-demand speaker, Tom travels the country with his motivational programs.

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.


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