©2019  Christine Ristaino

About Christine Ristaino

Ever since I was a child I have loved to write. I have written short stories, articles, textbooks, academic books, OpEds, and a memoir. Writing for me is transformational. It takes me to a new place, a new understanding, a deeper awareness of myself and those around me. All the Silent Spaces has been the most transformative thus far. It has allowed me to face three traumatic events, led me to speak in front of 6,000 people at the Roanoke Women's March, as well as inspired so many other adventures--past, present, and yet to come. I hope you will join me on this journey.

 

All the Silent Spaces

Available in person and to order at Eagle Eye Bookstore and where books are found.

I am extremely honored to share my memoir with you. I have been working on telling this story since 2007, shortly after I was attacked in a parking lot in front of my children. My book, All the Silent Spaces, shares what it feels like to survive violence--three times.  It describes what it's like to face violent events, past and present, in a way that changes everything. Moving between the greater issues associated with violence and the personal voyage of overcoming grief, All the Silent Spaces is about letting go of what you think you know in order to rebuild.

 
 

Speeches, OpEds, Articles and On-line Appearances 

Episode 21: Christine Ristaino, A Powerful Voice Against Violence and Discrimination The Woman of Value Podcast, November 28, 2019.

 

Episode 2.1: Frozen with Christine Ristaino Once Upon a Patriarchy, October 18, 2019.

 

Emory University Lecturer on Her New Memoir ‘All the Silent Spaces’ Closer Look with Rose Scott, WABE 90.5, October 10, 2019.

 WABE 90.1, October 11, 2019.

MyNDTALK Women's WEDNESDAY Christine Ristaino All the Silent Spaces MyNDTALK with Pamela Brewer, September 18, 2019.

Abuse, Trauma, Rape, Molestation, Assault Recovery - Author Christine Ristaino Make Life Happen with Dr Carol Francis, September 16, 2019.

 

Writing About Trauma Writers of the World Video Discussion Panels, July 25, 2019.

 

Overcoming Gatekeepers When Bringing a Memoir to Market She Writes, July 17, 2019.

Ted with Special Guest Christine Ristaino Talk with Ted - A Show About Nothing, KTALK Utah 1640 AM, July 9, 2019.

 

Christine Ristaino Video Interview Writer of the Week, March 18, 2019.

 

International Women's Day Panel Writers of the World Series, March 8, 2019.

 

Christine Ristaino -- Overcoming Violence Empowered Women Writing Blog, December 7, 2018.

Women's March on Roanoke 2018: Christine Ristaino Women's March on Roanoke.  Strong Women. Strong America, January 20, 2018.

Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth-Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'  StoryCorps,  February 12, 2016.

The Cosby Phenomenon and What to Do About It  The Huffington Post,  December 22, 2015.

Domain of One's Own:  Following Student Interests  Emory Writing Program, April 30, 2015.

Emory Scholars:  Scholarship and Service Program (SAS) Summer Program Emory University, February 3, 2015.

Should You Talk To Your Kids About The Child Migrants coming to the US? Take Two,  July 31, 2014.

Having Difficult Conversations With Your Children    Pacific Standard,  July 30, 2014.

Challenge White Silence   Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 3, 2014.

When Nice Guys Behave Like Monsters   She the People / The Washington Post, April 11, 2014.

PANDAS:  Our Own Personal Snowpocalpyse   The Huffington Post, February 18, 2014.

8 Tips For Parents Who Have Children With ADHD   The Huffington Post, January 27, 2014.

Just Listening is What turns a victim Into a Survivor   The Guardian, October 21, 2013.

Madeleine Smith and Christine Ristaino StoryCorps,  August 6, 2013.

How We Learn and the Waller Scholars How We Learn at Emory University, June 12, 2010.

Finding My Voice  Transforming Community Project:  Recovering Our Past, Building Our Future, February 4, 2010.

Changing The Conversation on Race, Violence   Emory Report, December 7, 2009.

On the Cusp of an Important Election   NPR:  This I Believe, August 6, 2008.

Get In Touch

If you would like me to speak at an upcoming event or if you have questions about my book, please fill out the form below. Thank you! Christine

Upcoming events:

January 26, 2020 from 2:00-4:00pm: Book talk and Signing

Tall Tales Books

2105 Lavista Road #108

Atlanta, GA 30329

December 20, 2019 at 6:30pm with book signing at 8:00pm: Talk and Signing as a special guest (with Ryan Manley) at Porsha Olayiwola's event in celebration of her new book of poetry I Shimmer Sometimes. Too

The Book Worm Bookstore

4451 Marietta Street

Powder Springs, GA 30127

 

November 2, 2019 from 12:00-2:00pm: Book signing

Half Price Books Decatur

2615 N. Decatur Rd,

Decatur, GA 30033

October 12, 2019 from 11-1pm: Book signing

Posman Books

Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE C197, Atlanta, GA 30308

October 10, 2019 at 1pm: Live interview with Rose Scott

 Closer Look

90.1 WABE, NPR.

September 24, 2019 from 6-7pm: Book reading and signing

Faculty Conversation Series, Emory University Barnes & Noble Bookstore

1390 Oxford Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

September 16, 2019 at 1pm: Live Interview with Dr. Carol Francis

Make Life Happen

Blog Talk Radio

September 13, 2019 from 10-5:00pm: Book signing

Fulton County Employees' Association, 2019 Author's Book Fair and Signing

Fulton County Government Center Atrium at 141 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

September 8, 2019 from 3:00-4:00pm: Talk and book signing

A Cappella Books

208 Haralson Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30307

Podcast Guest, Dates TBA: MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer; Once Upon a Patriarchy with Wanda Swan and Shannan Palma

August 31, 2019 from 4:00-5:00pm: Book signing

at the Emory University table, The AJC Decatur Book Festival

Decatur, GA  30031

August 31, 2019 from 2:30-3:30pm: Book signing

at the Eagle Eye Book Shop table, The AJC Decatur Book Festival

Decatur, GA  30031

August 31, 2019 from 1:45-2:30pm: Book panel

Treasures in Earthen Vessels, The AJC Decatur Book Festival

Decatur, GA  30031

July 9, 2019 from 4-6pm Central Time (6-8pm in Atlanta): Talk radio show

Talk with Ted McBride

KTalk, Utah

July 9, 2019 all day: Book Release date! 

July 4, 2019 from 4-9pm: Book Signing

The Book Worm Bookstore
4451 Marietta Street
Powder Springs, GA 30127