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READING & WRITING MORTALITY: Reflecting on the End of Life
From  Sun, January 28, 2018
To  Sun, March 04, 2018
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Jan. 28, Feb. 11 & 25, March 4, 2018, Sun., 1:30–4:30 pm

READING & WRITING MORTALITY: Reflecting on the End of Life

In a private home with a cat, Durham, NC

Two days before she died, in February 2017, Nina Riggs made a request: “Don’t be afraid to read my book.” As a 37-year-old mother of two young children, Riggs began treatment at Duke Hospital for terminal breast cancer. Her memoir, The Bright Hour, beautifully, even joyfully written, helps us redefine what hope means in a situation that is not fixable. In this workshop, co-facilitated by Jehanne Gheith and Carol Henderson, we  will use excerpts from The Bright Hour, along with other prose and poetry, as prompts to reflect on our experiences and personal assumptions about grief and loss. Each week we will discuss and write about the gifts and challenges of loss and mortality. In the last session, we will also complete Advance Directives. Open to people of all ages and genders.

Leaders: Jehanne Gheith, PhD, MSW; Carol Henderson, writer, editor; and a Duke student

Cost: $100. Scholarships available.

Contact: rcwmsnc@aol.com
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