Meet Brenda Nixon. She is an author, wife, mom, educator, and speaker who has had the unique opportunity throughout the years to get a behind-the-scenes look at real Amish life. Living in Ohio-home to the largest number of Amish districts nationwide-Brenda has opened her heart and home to many youths who’ve left the Old Order Amish and Swartzentruber order. Her intense and interesting experiences have inspired her to share her knowledge of Amish culture with others.
Brenda will be visiting the Bryan Main Library on Monday, May 02 and at 3:30 pm will be holding the presentation “The Amish: Inside and Out.” This presentation will focus on Mrs. Nixon’s personal experiences with the reclusive Swartzentruber Order. Attendants will have the unique opportunity to hear Brenda’s story and view authentic Amish clothing. If you are interested in taking a peek into the Amish world, this is one program you don’t want to miss!
The popular author will also have her latest book Beyond Buggies and Bonnets for sale. This book contains seven true stories of former Amish, and chronicles Brenda’s dramatic experiences assisting Amish who turn their back on the plain life to join the “forbidden world” She gives an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in adjusting to a new culture from the perspective of those who grew up in the conservative Old Order Amish and who meet the adjustments and responsibilities of adult life with hope, humor, and an open heart.
If you are unable to be at the 3:30 pm presentation, Brenda will be speaking to the Williams County Writer’s Group at 6:00 pm that same evening. All are welcome to attend! If you are interested in learning more about Mrs. Nixon, her views and experiences with the Amish culture, visit her 2014 award winning blog at www.BrendaNixonOnAmish.blogspot.com.
Both presentations are free and open to the public and will be held in the Carnegie Room of the Bryan Main Library, which is located at 107 East High Street. For more information, contact Ajay Johnson at 419-636-6734 ext. 221.
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