Elizabeth Coplan, along with several other contributing authors, will visit Eagle Harbor Book Company at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 to read from the multi-author collection “Grief Dialogues The Book: Stories on Love and Loss.”
Sharon Stanley will open the topic of writing through grief. Food, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
The book harnesses the power of words to give an unobstructed view of grief. Personal accounts of love and loss craft a collection of individual stories by more 60 authors which take readers into the innermost lives of everyday people dealing with dying, death and grief.
From Vanessa Poster’s poem “We Danced,” portraying the inevitable interconnection of happy and sad memories, to Ann Lovejoy’s essay “When Death Comes,” where she shares the elegance of her mother’s death with the simple statement “I think she just died but I’m not sure,” to Emma Goldman Sherman’s play “Super-Death!” in which a gravely ill twin brother uses his superpowers in an attempt to make his death OK for his brother. Throw in some practical suggestions from Elizabeth Coplan and the research findings of Dr. Jeanne Broadbent on the impact of traumatic bereavement on therapists’ personal and professional identity and practice, and you have “Grief Dialogues The Book.”
Readers at the event will include Bainbridge Island residents Jenny Coates, Ann Lovejoy, Florrie Munat and Susan Johnson, plus Gig Harbor resident Mike Cordley, Paul Boardman from Seattle and Gwen Goodkin from California.
Visit www.eagleharborbooks.com to learn more.