Salon@615 Special Edition with Jill Biden in conversation with Ann Patchett


Salon@615 is pleased to present Dr. Jill Biden for her new memoir, Where the Light Enters. Dr. Biden will be joined in conversation by Ann Patchett. This ticketed event will take place at the Blair School of Music on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:15pm. Tickets are required, and there are two ticketing options: a single ticket, which admits one person and comes with one copy of Where the Light Enters, or a two ticket bundle, which admits two people but comes with ONE copy of Where the Light Enters. 

About the book:

“How did you get this number?” Those were the first words Jill Biden spoke to U.S. senator Joe Biden when he called her out of the blue to ask her on a date. 

Growing up, Jill had wanted two things: a marriage like her parents’—strong, loving, and full of laughter—and a career. An early heartbreak had left her uncertain about love, until she met Joe. But as they grew closer, Jill faced difficult questions: How would politics shape her family and professional life? And was she ready to become a mother to Joe’s two young sons?

She soon found herself falling in love with her three “boys,” learning to balance life as a mother, wife, educator, and political spouse. Through the challenges of public scrutiny, complicated family dynamics, and personal losses, she grew alongside her family, and she extended the family circle at every turn: with her students, military families, friends and staff at the White House, and more.

WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS is the story of how Jill built a family—and a life—of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles. It is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of a woman at its center.

About the author:

Jill Biden is a community college professor and served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. During the Obama-Biden administration, she advocated for military families, community colleges, the fight against cancer, and the education of women and girls around the world. She continues this work today through the Biden Foundation, the Biden Cancer Initiative, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Dr. Biden is married to Vice President Joe Biden.



Event date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
2400 Blakemore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212