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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
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Fatherless Father's Day -- Writing to Heal Grief

Fatherless Father's Day -- Writing to Heal Grief
Losing any parent is difficult but father loss comes with its own set of challenges. Expressing ourselves through story deepens our understanding of this grief.

These are stories of real - not perfect - dads who mostly did their best. Claudia Coenen, a certified grief counselor and thanatologist, and the founder of The Karuna Project, will open our session with a talk on the importance and value of writing through grief. Claudia will also instruct us after the readings on how to use the power of storytelling to begin healing our grief.

Readers include:

Helen Haladyna -- A Shattering Silence

Alison Eckels -- Under the Crabapple Tree

Maureen Geraghty -- When Your Dad is Dying

Toni Lepeska -- Standing in the Gap

Gwen Goodkin -- The Greatest Gizmo

Joseph Musco -- Three Times I Lost My Father

Your host for the evening is Elizabeth Coplan, Founder and President of the nonprofit Grief Dialogues. Their vision is to create a compassionate world where we celebrate death as we do birth. They do this through an artistic movement that supports essential and healthy conversations. We believe that Out of Grief Comes Art.


Workshop Storytelling