David Fitzpatrick is a 2011 graduate of Fairfield University's Creative Writing program who's turned lemons into lemonade in a rather grand way by writing a book about his psychosis. In Sharp, Fitzpatrick recalls years of institutionalization (he was compelled to cut himself with razor blades) and the healing process that followed. He'll be at the Fairfield University to discuss his book and to shine a bright light on mental disease, a subject that's often swept under the rug.
Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. Wed., Aug. 22, 7 p.m. Free. (203) 255-7910, fairfield.edu.