Pantsuit Politics comes to Portsmouth, April 5th
RiverRun Bookstore, in downtown Portsmouth, NH, is pleased to welcome Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland, the hosts of Pantsuit Politics, to the South Church. They will be joined by special guest, Senator Maggie Hassan.
The Pantsuit Politics podcast launched in November 2015 with the goal of listening to people first and talking politics second. The show is unique in today’s busy political world, featuring two women, with different points of view, talking about politics with depth, nuance, and cooperation. You can listen to their show and find out more about them at www.pantsuitpoliticsshow.com
The show has been so successful, that Holland and Silvers have authored a new book: I Think You’re Wrong, but I’m Listening, A Grace-filled Guide to Politics.
“I’ve been listening to the podcast for a couple years, and sought out this event when I heard about their new book,” said Tom Holbrook, manager of RiverRun Bookstore. “We are excited to be working with the South Church on this, and Portsmouth is the perfect place for Beth and Sarah’s message, especially with the primaries coming our way. People will always disagree, but we can do it with civility and an open mind.”
The event, hosted by the South Church, 292 State St. in Portsmouth, will be held April 5th at 6:30pm. The program will consist of an address from the authors, a live on-stage interview with New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan, and a book signing. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $5 each. The book is $25 and will include one ticket to the event if pre-ordered from RiverRun Bookstore.
About the book:
Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument.
More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers say there is a better way.
As working moms on opposite ends of the political spectrum and hosts of a fast-growing politics podcast, Holland and Silvers have learned how to practice engaging conversation while disagreeing. In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), they share principles on how to give grace and be vulnerable when discussing issues that affect families, churches, the country, and the world. They provide practical tools to move past frustration and into productive dialogue
About the authors:
Sarah Stewart Holland(from the left) has always loved politics, although her political opinions have changed drastically over the years. She worked in politics and on Capitol Hill before moving back to her hometown of Paducah, KY, where she has served on the Paducah City Commission. She is happily married and the mother of three sons. Sarah likes her bourbon on ice, her romantic dramas with a British accent and her iPhone fully charged.
Beth Silvers (from the right) owns and operates Checking In with Beth Silvers, a life and business coaching practice. Drawing on her eleven years of experience with a large midwestern law firm as an attorney and human resources executive, Beth helps individuals clarify and realize their goals. She has been recognized as one of Ohio’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by the Ohio Diversity Council, a Human Resources GameChanger by Workforce Magazine, and one of Cincinnati’s Forty Under 40 business leaders. A graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky, Beth lives in Union with her husband, two daughters, and miniature schnauzer. She loves people, politics, poetry, and watermelon.
About Senator Hassan
Senator Maggie Hassan is committed to reaching across party lines to solve problems, expand opportunity for all hard-working families and small businesses, and keep New Hampshire and American safe, secure, and free. In 2016, Senator Hassan was elected to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate. She joins Senator Jeanne Shaheen as the only two women in American history to be elected as both Governor and Senator.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, contact RiverRun Bookstore at 603-431-2100 or www.riverrunbookstore.com/events
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