The book tour for Finding Chika continues with events starting in January through the spring, primarily consisting of ticketed fundraisers that include a signed hardcover copy of the book.

Virtual 5th Annual Living Your Best Life Speaker Series
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mitch Albom, best selling author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven, will be with us on Wednesday, September 30 from 1:00-2:00 pm for our very first virtual event. Mitch will be talking about his new book Finding Chika, and how his encounter with a young orphan in Haiti changed his life and his understanding of what it means to be a family. This is a powerful message of hope and resilience – important lessons that can help us all to live our best lives. Michelle Kennedy from WXII will be our MC for the event. This event is free and open to all. Registration is required for the Zoom live event.  
Palm Beach Book Festival / FAU Lecture Series – Virtual Event
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Internationally renowned best-selling author, columnist, radio host, and philanthropist, Mitch Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books, including the New York Times bestselling Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven, have sold over 39 million copies and have been translated into over 45 languages. Join fellow international bestselling author and founder of the Palm Beach Book Festival, Lois Cahall, in an intimate conversation with Mitch about a series of life-changing events that lead to the writing of his newest and most personal release, Finding Chicka: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family. Finding Chicka marks Mitch’s return to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade as a memoir that celebrates Chika, a courageous young Haitian orphan whose life would forever change his heart.

This event is co-presented in association with the Palm Beach Book Festival at FAU. Purchase the book at

Hospice of the Sacred Heart – Scranton, PA – POSTPONED
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Author, philanthropist, columnist, and sports reporter Mitch Albom is coming to Scranton for a speaking event and book signing for Finding Chika. 

This special event is presented by Hospice of the Sacred Heart, a not-for-profit, free standing hospice program serving Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2004. To date, Hospice has provided care to over 14,000 patients.

“We invited Mitch to speak to a large group of Hospice of the Sacred Heart employees, volunteers and community members in 2005. We’re delighted to bring him back this year and look forward to his fresh and inspiring presentation,” said Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online or in person at the Theater at North box office: Mondays 11am-1pm, Thursdays 3pm-6pm, Fridays 11am-1pm, and on the night of the show starting at 5pm.

An Evening with Mitch Albom (Lancaster, PA)
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
What does it mean for a community to be healthy? Join the conversation with internationally renowned best-selling author Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People you Meet in Heaven, Finding Chika – these are just a few of the inspiring stories created by best-selling author Mitch Albom. Join CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health ( on October 1st as we welcome Mr. Albom for the 5th installment of our Community Conversation Series to explore the nature of healthy communities with community leaders. Learning from Mr. Albom’s experiences – both personal and professional – the conversation will explore his vision of a healthy community, the struggles and successes he has witnessed as communities have worked toward healthier more empowering cultures, and his thoughts on how communities can strive to create environments where every child, resident and family can thrive.

Mr. Albom follows previous visits by former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, former RNC Chair and Maryland Lt. Michael Steele, Chef and Humanitarian José Andés, and former UN Ambassador and Pulitzer Prize winning author Samantha Power. Each speaker has shared their insights into the nature of a healthy community and steps that we, as local residents, can take to support and nurture an environment where every person has the opportunity to thrive.

Time: 5:30PM VIP Reception (VIP Ticket Required) / 7:30PM Conversation/Presentation (A Book Signing will following immediately after the Conversation)

Location: The Lancaster Theological Seminary – Santee Chapel (555 W. James St., Lancaster, PA). The VIP Reception will be held in the Dietz Hall Refectory at Lancaster Theological Seminary

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