Monday, August 22nd at 7pm
Author & Documentary Playwright
speaking & signing
The Jaguar Man
Author and documentary playwright Lara Naughton thought her two-week trip to Belize would be a dream vacation. That dream, however, was quickly shattered as Naughton was abducted into the wilds of the Central American forest by a man posing as her cabdriver. Join us tonight as Naughton shares the harrowing experience from her new book The Jaguar Man and learn why compassion and forgiveness were the keys to her survival.
ABOUT THE JAGUAR MAN
What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and after?
On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man pretending to be a cabdriver. Held in the depths of the tropical forest—alone with the Jaguar Man—she found that compassion was her only defense.
Lara’s survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion—for self and and others—even in the midst of violence.
ABOUT LARA NAUGHTON
Lara Naughton is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes Never Fight a Shark in the Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified Compassion Cultivation Trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives and teaches in New Orleans.
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