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Rachel Luna

6 p.m. Wednesday March 29, 2023 

Journaling Workshop, Albany Public Library, Large Auditorium, 161 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12210 (518) 427-4300 ext. 1


Among her many accomplishments, Rachel Luna is an innovative journaling workshop leader who will spend time in a variety of Capital Region settings imparting her knowledge and teaching her craft to young people and adults. A successful entrepreneur who teaches and speaks all around the world on confidence, leadership, entrepreneurship and freedom — Luna has been profiled in Forbes magazine (“How Breast Cancer Turned This Entrepreneur into A Better Business Woman”) and was named by that same publication one of the “Top 11 Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs to Follow on Instagram.”

A 10-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, Luna was born into a working class, migrant Puerto Rican family. Both her parents died of AIDS. She recounts her story of resilience and determination in her new book, Permission to Offend: The Compassionate Guide for Living Unfiltered and Unafraid (2023).

4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023

Book talk about Permission to Offend

Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West 

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222

See map.

Rachel Luna, Permission to Offend book cover

Presented by the Albany Public Library and the New York State Writers Institute. Major support and funding provided by the Carl E. Touhey Foundation.

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