Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk will sign copies of his new book and lead a discussion about his experiences with mental illness on Nov. 6 at Barnes & Noble, 4401 Transit Road in Clarence. The discussion will take place at 5 p.m. and the book signing follows from 6 to 8 p.m.
The event, which also will feature six additional Western New York authors, is a fundraiser for Crisis Services. The organization works to promote health, safety and well-being related to issues like mental health, homelessness, suicide, rape, domestic violence and trauma “through prevention, education, immediate intervention and access to community-wide resources 24 hours a day.”
“Customers just have to mention Crisis Services at the registers in the store or in the café when making a purchase and a percentage of their purchase will go back to Crisis Services so they can continue to help Western New Yorkers that are in need of the services they provide,” a release explained.
Malarchuk survived an incident during a 1989 game in which another player's skate blade sliced his carotid artery and jugular vein, immediately causing massive blood loss. He is the author of “Matter of Inches: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond.”
The other featured authors include:
Jeffrey Miller, “Pop Warner: A Life on the Gridiron” and “100 Things Bills Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.”
Sandra Block, “Little Black Lies” and “The Girl without A Name.”
Alice Loweecey, “Second to Nun” and “Nun Too Soon.”
Beverly Allen, “Floral Depravity” and “For Whom the Bluebell Tolls.”
Stephen Nawotniak, “Mubu the Morph” and “Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder.”
Patrick Freivald, “Jade Sky, “Blood List” and short stories in the “Demonic Visions” anthologies.