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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
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Motherless Mother's Day: Author talk with Tyler Feder

Motherless Mother's Day: Author talk with Tyler Feder
Join us for a conversation with Tyler Feder, author of the graphic memoir "Dancing at the Pity Party".

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Join us for an intimate conversation with author Tyler Feder - discussing her NEW graphic novel, "Dancing at the Pity Party".


Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.

From before her mother’s first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story in this graphic novel that is full of piercing–but also often funny–details. She shares the important post-death firsts, such as celebrating holidays without her mom, the utter despair of cleaning out her mom’s closet, ending old traditions and starting new ones, and the sting of having the “I’ve got to tell Mom about this” instinct and not being able to act on it. This memoir, bracingly candid and sweetly humorous, is for anyone struggling with loss who just wants someone to get it.

About the author: Tyler Feder is an artist whose work explores big feelings, feminism, and pop culture. Her first solo book, Dancing at the Pity Party, a graphic memoir about the premature death of her super cool mom, is an Indie Books Bestseller. She also illustrated Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin. Selected freelance clients include Netflix, eBay, and ATTN:. Tyler also runs Roaring Softly, where she sells prints and merchandise featuring her illustrations.


Talk, Panel, & Conversation