Read It and Eat with Meghan Flaherty
Towne Center Books invites you to a lunch inspired by Meghan Flaherty's Tango Lessons.
Join us on Tuesday, July 24th for a delicious lunch and book signing.
11:30 AM Social
12:00 PM Lunch
Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion. But by her late twenties, she knew something had to change. She dug up an old dream and tried on her dancing shoes. In tango, there’s a leader and a follower, and, traditionally, the woman follows. As Meghan moved from beginner classes to the late-night dance halls of New York’s vibrant tango underground, she discovered that more than any footwork, the hardest and most essential lesson of the dance was to follow with strength and agency; to find her balance, regardless of the lead. And as she broke her own rule—never mix romance and tango—she started to apply those lessons in every corner of her life.
Written in wry, lyrical prose, and beautifully enriched by the vivid history and culture of the dance, Tango Lessons is a transformative story of conquering your fears, living your dreams, and enjoying the dizzying freedom found in the closest embrace.
Meghan Flaherty received her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts in literary nonfiction. Her essays and translations have appeared in The Iowa Review, Cactus Heart, The Intentional Quarterly, and online at The Rumpus, Asymptote, Treehouse, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband, baby, and rescue mastiff in northern California, and enjoys purchasing vegetables in Romance languages around the world.