Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Thrill on tour

Here are my latest tour dates promoting The Thrill of the Chaste. I'm told that copious amounts of books will be available at each venue for me to sign. (The book's currently in its fourth printing — whee!) More information on The Thrill is available on the Press page of I love meeting readers, so if you've read my book or are just curious about it, I hope to see you at one of these gigs.

Saturday, March 10

Faith and Reason bookstore, Massapequa, L.I. (directions): Talk and signing, 1-2 p.m., free.

Tuesday, March 13

Newman Hall, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Talk and signing, 7:30 p.m. See press release below.

Wednesday, March 14

I'll be airdropped into the Feminist Majority's "Sex Out Loud" fair at the University of Illinois, holding the fort for chastity along with members of several Catholic groups — see press release below.

Tuesday, March 20

Fellowship Dallas (Park & Central, former United Artists movie theater!), The Chapel (2nd Floor): Talk and signing, 7 p.m. Topic: "Sexless in the City: Why the happiest singles are saving themselves for marriage." Information: (214) 739-3881.

Thursday, March 22 (two events)

Dallas Christian Leadership Luncheon at Southern Methodist University's Umphrey Lee Ballroom (3rd floor, SMU Umphrey Lee Center): Talk and signing; luncheon starts at 12:15 p.m.. Topic: "The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On." Reservations required: (214) 349-1109 or (214) 232-7248.

Catholic Campus Ministries/Catholic Young Adult Ministries, Theology on Tap at Tipperary Inn, 5815 Live Oak, corner of Skillman and Live Oak: Talk and signing, 7 p.m. Topic: "The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On." Information: (214) 987-0044.

Here is the press release that the University of Illinois student groups put together for my appearances there:

Champaign, IL –March 4, 2007. Student groups FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), The New Feminists, Network Catholic Fellowship, and Newman Foundation Koinonia at the University of Illinois are co-sponsoring a chastity speaker to come to campus this month.

Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On will be lecturing at Newman Hall at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 13, and signing copies of her book. Ms. Eden will also be appearing at a chastity table at Sex Out Loud in the Illini Union from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14.

Sex Out Loud is an annual sexual health and awareness fair that takes place at the university. This year, the aforementioned student groups have teamed up to have a table at this event that promotes chastity and abstinence, ideas that have previously been scarce at Sex Out Loud.

Through the presence of Ms. Eden, a “convert to chastity,” educational literature, and the staffing of students who have made the commitment to chastity, they hope to show that chastity is a safe, healthy and surprisingly popular option among college students. These groups seek to promote the ideas of love and respect for one’s sexuality and the sexuality of others.