Program Type:Guest Speaker, Read | Write | Ignite, Special Event, Virtual
Join us for an author visit with Frank Head, the author of The Possibility of All Things: A Story of Parallel Journeys.
A memoir of dramatic parallel stories of young lovers coming of age in the early 1970’s and the same couple’s struggle to survive a major medical crisis forty years later. In alternating chapters, the author recalls their struggle to find a purposeful life as part of the 60s generation and contrasts it with the same challenges in the later stages of life.
Whether they are young adventurers lost in the wilds of the Sierra Madre or senior lovers trying to communicate through the barrier of an extended coma, the common theme of life as a journey towards a higher wakefulness provides the reader with exciting adventures as well as profound insights.
Interspersed with Head’s reading from the book, John Joseph Ray (Arkansas-based musician, author and craniosacral therapist), will play music from the book’s playlist including songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.
Frank Head was born in 1947 in Houston, Texas. He attended Vanderbilt University and then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. He has worked in great variety of occupations, from itinerant fruit picker to Director of Catholic Charities Immigration Services from which position he retired in 2019.
He married Phyllis Petrella Head in 1973 and lived with her from then until 1982 in various locations: central Mexico; northeastern Vermont; Austin and Houston, Texas. Since then they have lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas where they had six children and now enjoy their six grandchildren. Since 2019, he and his wife live on 50 acres in the Ozark wilderness bordering the Little Buffalo River.