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Passed and Present: The Search for Healing in the Stars and Here on Earth

Passed and Present: The Search for Healing in the Stars and Here on Earth
Join this urgent conversation on grief and remembrance with author Allison Gilbert and astrophysicist and author of The Smallest Lights in the Universe, Sara Seager.

Bring your most pressing questions to our next event in the Passed and Present conversation series. Host Allison Gilbert will host a new discussion every month.

This month, we’ll discuss strategies to heal, feel joy, and find love following the loss of a loved one. All are welcome!

Sara Seager is an astrophysicist and a professor of physics and planetary science at MIT and author of The Smallest Lights in the Universe, a memoir describing her attempts to keep her career intact after the loss of her husband. From Penguin Random House: “As she struggles to navigate her life after loss, Seager takes solace in the alien beauty of exoplanets and the technical challenges of exploration. At the same time, she discovers earthbound connections that feel every bit as wondrous, when strangers and loved ones alike reach out to her across the space of her grief.” Seager’s research earned her a MacArthur “genius” grant and the New York Times hailed her as “The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth.” She lives in Massachusetts.

Allison Gilbert is co-author of Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America's Most-Read Woman, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson. Her previous books include, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. On Allison’s popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, and bestselling authors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dani Shapiro, and Susan Orlean. She is host of "Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories,” a 20-part documentary series produced in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Featured journalists include Savannah Guthrie, Maggie Haberman, Linda Wertheimer, Dana Bash, and many others.

Please take a moment to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She’s everywhere as “agilbertwriter."

The Passed and Present series, named after Gilbert’s inspiring book, is sponsored by For Grief, a platform created with a single goal in mind: to provide in one place the best and most trusted resources, support, and information available to begin the healing process. For Grief believes there’s always hope in a brighter tomorrow.

Registrants will be added to the For Grief and Reimagine e-newsletter lists.


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