Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan
Authors and Activists

2014 Events

 April 7
Donated 25 copies of Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully to fourth year medical students attending the month long Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine, Ben Lomond, CA.
Monthly  Meetings of the Minnesota Threshold Network

2013 Events

 Dec 9
 Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community, "Sacred Transitions: Home Vigils, Green Burials."  Representative Carolyn Laine and Nancy Manahan speak about conscious dying, home-after-death care, and natural final disposition. 6:30pm.
 Oct 12
 Women and Spirituality Conference.  Minnesota State University Mankato. "Sacred Transitions: Home Vigils, Green Burials."  Representative Carolyn Laine and Nancy Manahan speak about conscious dying, home-after-death care, and natural final disposition. 4:00pm.
 Sept 24
Two Harbors, Minnesota, Public Library presentation, "Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: Affordable, Ecological, Sacred Transitions" by Nancy Manahan and Minnesota State Representative Carolyn Laine, with a reading from Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully. 6:30pm.
 Sept 9
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Northern Iowa has invited Becky and Nancy to share their story as a couple and speak about Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence in Mason City, Iowa. 7pm. (As of August 1, 2013, Becky and Nancy will be legally married in both Minnesota and Iowa.)
 August 27
Nancy reads from Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence at "Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series" at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. 7pm.
  June 9  Minnesota book launch of Where the Tree Falls, the Forest Rises: Stories of Death and Renewal, ed. Charlene Elderkin, 2012. Nancy and Becky will be reading from their pieces in this collection. 7:30-9:00 p.m.
  May 22  Author Hour with Nancy Manahan, 2p.m., Olivia 40-Year Anniversary Celebration, Punta Cana Resort, Dominican Republic
May 9
Book release party of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence featuring co-editor Nancy Manahan. Reading: 4:00 p.m. Reception and book signing: 5:00 p.m. Copies of the new edition will be for sale.  Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.  This event is free and open to the public.  More info...

2012 Events

  Monthly Meetings of the Minnesota Threshold Network
January, repeated during the year on Channel 2 Nancy, Becky, and other Minnesota Threshold Network members in a 26-minute PBS documentary "Honoring Choices: Through History," about end-of-life practices in cross-cultural Minnesota communities, including home funerals and green burials:

2011 Events

Oct 28 Nancy, Becky, and other Minnesota Threshold Network members in the first airing of a 26-minute PBS documentary "Honoring Choices: Through History," about end-of-life practices in cross-cultural Minnesota communities, including home funerals and green burials:
Nov. 3 Tour of Crescent Tide Funeral & Cremation and Willwersheid Natural Burial and Cremation
Sept 26 Minnesota Threshold Network meeting at our home
Sept 25 Tour of Prairie Oaks Memorial Ecogarden, Eagen, MN
June 7 Nancy & Becky speak on home funerals and green burials at Southdale Public Library,
March 2  Minnesota Threshold Network meeting at our home

2010 Events 

October 19
Nancy & Becky presentations on home funerals & green burials. Flambeau Hospice, Phillips, Wisconsin.
 October 7-10 Nancy & Becky at National Home Funeral Alliance conference, Boulder, CO
 Sept. 16 Nancy & Becky on KFAI Radio, 7-8 pm, at 90.3 in Minneapolis, 106.7 in St Paul. 
 July 26 Nancy featured on half-hour KFAI Radio audio-documentary about the U of M Tretter Collections, 90.3 in Minneapolis, 106.7 in St Paul.
 June 29 Nancy & Becky speak on home funerals and green burials at Washburn Public Library, 6:30-8:00 pm.
 May 17 Nancy interviewed about End-of-Life Alternative Decisions on The Mary Hanson Show. Channel 6 at 9pm.
 Feb. 12          
Minnesota Threshold Network screening of Acadamy Award-winning feature film "Departures" First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Ave. Minneapolis. 
 Feb. 12 Nancy & Becky interviewed on Well Within radio show on VoiceAmerica.  Listen here.
 Feb. 10       Nancy interviewed on Sister Talk Radio. Listen here.
 Jan. 30 & 31 Healthy Life Expo, Minneapolis Convention Center. Author Social and Book Signing, 3 -4 pm  

Public and Private Events: 2009

   Oct. 26

Minnesota Threshold Network meeting 7pmLinda Bergh's home, 4315 Xerxes Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN  tel. 612.927.0894

   Sept. 15

Minnesota Threshold Network meeting 7pmLinda Bergh's home, 4315 Xerxes Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN  tel. 612.927.0894

    Aug. 30
"Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully" sermon, with Susie SymonsBurmingham Unitarian Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI 
     Aug. 20 "Diane's Dying: A Family Undertaking" presentation with Kate Manahan at Hospice Volunteer Services, Middlebury, VT.
     June 4
Minnesota Threshold Network. Public informational meeting on end-of-life care and green burials. 6:30-8 p.m. Washburn Public Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
     May 2         American Holistic Medication Association conference: Learning the Language of Your Body/Mind Connection. Becky & Nancy gave a copy of Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully to all participants. A.R.E. Conference Center, Virginia Beach, VA.
    April 7

Minnesota Threshold Network meeting, 7pm,
Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan’s home

  March 21 Bloomington Art Center Writers' Festival and Book Fair, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431. 952.563.8587. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Open to the public
 March 4 Beaver's Pond Press Author Meetup, 5:30-7 pm, Edina Public Library, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina 55436. Nancy will lead a discussion on "How to Create Buzz for Your Book."
March 3

Minnesota Threshold Network meeting, 7pm,
Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan’s home

 Feb. 21   

CTV-15 Cable TV Interview with Jim Nebel. ttp:// Program to replay throughout March.

Public and Private Events: 2008                            

Dec. 6 Holiday Wine-tasting and Book-signing, Buon Giorno Italia Wine Room 981 Sibley Memorial Highway, Lillydale, MN, 1 - 3PM
Dec. 1 Minnesota Threshold Network monthly meeting 7-9PM at the home of Linda Bergh, founder of Beholding the Threshold. 4315 Xerxes Ave. S., Minneapolis.  612-927-0894.
Nov. 29
Barnes & Noble, Apache Mall, Rochester, MN. Gift book-signing by Minnesota authors: health, mysteries, body/mind/spirit, children's books
Nov. 20
Seasons Hospice, Rochester, MN.  Breakfast presentation to staff and volunteers, 7:30 -9:30 a.m.  Lunch presentation "Taking the Wheel: How To Be in the Driver's Seat for Your Final Journey." St John's Catholic Church, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Nov. 19

Live radio interview KNXR-FM, Rochester, MN, 5:25 p.m.
Nov. 12
Positive Aging Conference, Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota. Nancy & Becky gave 300 copies of Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully to participants.
Nov. 11
Nancy on WCCO-TV news story on green burials

Oct . 23
 "Taking the Wheel" workshop at Well Within, an integrative wellness resource center, 1880 Livingston Av., West Saint Paul, MN  651-451-3133, 7PM

Oct.  9

Dr. Beth Erickson interviews Bill Manahan, M.D. on Mirrors of the Soul, a weekly radio program providing provocative interviews with authors on a wide range of spiritual topics. Broadcast by Healthy Life (positive talk and music radio programs).  2PM Pacific time
Oct.  2 Dr. Beth Erickson interviews Nancy Manahan, Ph.D. and Becky Bohan, M.A. on Mirrors of the Soul, (see above). Broadcast by Healthy Life  2PM Pacific time Rites of Passing Workshop Series
 Sept. 27 Midwest Booksellers Association 20th Annual Trade Show, St. Paul, MN.  Midwest Book Award winners Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan appearance, 10 a.m.
 August 14
 Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley's live interview with Becky Bohan, Nancy Manahan, and Bill Manahan on "Healing the Grieving Heart" radio show. 9-9:30AM Pacific time

July 29
Kinshasha Kambui interviews Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan on Health Notes: From the Heart of  Natural Woman on KFAI 90.3FM Minneapolis, 106.7FM St. Paul. Health Notes has provided nutritional, mental, emotional, spiritual, and political health information since 1993.
June 29   Garrison Keillor’s new bookstore, Common Good Books
165 Western Ave N, St. Paul, MN (under Nina’s Coffee Café), 2:00PM 
Book-signing with Nancy Manahan and Becky Bohan
June 5  Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice
Presentation for staff (public welcome), 12:30-1:30PM, Roseville, MN
June 3 Interview about Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully
Minnesota Women's Press, for the June issue on Spirituality
May 15 Minneapolis Parish Nurses
Presentation, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
May 8      Midwest Independent Publishers Association Awards presentations  
Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul, MN, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully won
first place in health

May 7

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Hospice Association                            
In-service workshop for hospice volunteers, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Health Partners Headquarters, Bloomington, MN

Public Events: 2007

March 28 Solo Bueno, Author Reading, 10:00AM - 12:00Noon
San Ramon de Alejuela, Costa Rica
April 1 Goodlight Books, Author Reading, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Alejuela, Costa Rica
April 11 Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Booth, 10:00AM - 2:00PM Health Fair
April 27    Amazon Bookstore, Book Launch, 7:00PM
4755 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
May 1 Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Presentation and signing, 11:30AM, Minneapolis, MN
May 2 Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Reading, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
River Hills Mall, Mankato, MN
May 4 Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Signing, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Rochester, MN
May 10 KEYC-TV, Mankato, MN, Noon News Interview
May 11 Madelia Public Library, Home Town Author Book-Signing 3:00PM, Madelia, MN
May 13 Sibley Park, Book Party, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Mankato, MN
May 20 "Being with Dying, Sharing Our Stories", Reading from Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully, 3:00PM
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
June 6 Bookshelf at Holligan Rocks, Reading, 6PM
11310 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
June 9 East-West Books, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
2216 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Sacramento, CA
June 12 Field's Bookstore, 8:00PM - 9:30PM
1419 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA
June 24 Copperfield's Books, Reading, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Highway 29 & Trancas Street, Napa, CA
June 29 Stargazers Bookstore, Reading, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
12727 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, WA
July 5 East-West Books, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
6500 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, WA
July 6 Stonehouse Bookstore, Reading, 7:00PM
10600 NE 68th Street, Kirkland, WA
July 14 Madelia Public Library, Hometown Author Book-Signing, 9:00AM - 1:00PM Madelia, MN
Sept 29 East-West Books, 2:00PM - 3:30PM, presentation & signing, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 
October 13-14 Women and Spirituality Conference, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Healing Hands Wellness Center booth.
Oct 20 St. Martin's Table, 10-11AM
2001 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis
"Thin Places: Living Consciously" presentation by Mary O'Keefe, Nancy Manahan, & Becky Bohan
Oct 27 Peace United Methodist Church, 6:30-9:00PM
Shoreview, MN
Coffeehouse presentation and book-signing
Nov 10 Deep Valley Book Festival, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Midwest Wireless Civic Center, Mankato, MN
Booth and book-signing; Nancy on a panel about publishing and promoting your book

Private Events: 2007

April 28 Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association, Minneapolis, MN
9:00AM - 12PM, Presentation
May 5 Minnesota Holistic Practitioners, Minneapolis, MN
9:00AM - 12PM, Presentation
June 7 American Holistic Nurses Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA
Workshop: Dying Consciously -- A Nurse's Cancer Journey,
With Bill Manahan, M.D. and Jane Coleman, R.N.
June 19 Napa Hospice, Presentation and Discussion, 3PM - 4:00PM, Napa, CA
July 3 Over 40s, Presentation and book-signing, 7PM
Seattle, WA
Sept 24 California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, presentation to a Fundamentals of Integrative Health Sciences class, 7PM - 8PM
Sept 28 Bay Area Patient Navigation Conference, Breast Health Center, Alta Bates Summit Hospital, Oakland, CA, 9AM-5PM. 
October 5 Minnesota State University School of Nursing, Mankato, MN, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Talk, book-signing, presentation of checks from proceeds of book sales to Diane's Corner in the MSU nursing department and Diane's Hope Cancer Group