Join Cioffa and guest speaker Kelly Springer for an evening of addressing mental health issues, Cioffa's moving mental illness memoir, fighting stigma, empathy and positive action in hopes others will do the same. THE RED BENCH, a fantastical, visceral roman à clef follows Cioffa’s descent into mental illness and bipolar disorder as she struggles to pick up the pieces of her fractured life after a nervous breakdown. Committed to writing for 365 days she finds solace, hope, and strength through a red bench, imagination, the changing seasons and healing power of nature.