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Friday, November 4 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Grief Rites: Community and Connection

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The Grief Rites Readers Series is a storytelling showcase that provides the opportunity for community to gather and speak openly about death, loss and grief. 

We create safe spaces to connect through shared grief, while holding space for ourselves and others. Storytellers come to share their story, while others come to honor their own grief and the grief of others. They come to hold space and witness. They come to sink into that soft spot of grief and give themselves and others the permission to grieve. To do the hard thing. They come to receive and provide support and connection with other people who "get it".
The readers series is a project of the Grief Rites Foundation, a community movement to take back our right to grieve. We provide education, awareness and advocacy to normalize grief, to end the stigma and shame, and to give ourselves permission to greive out loud. 

Storytellers (in order of appearance):
Amber J Keyser
Daniel Elder
Pauls Toutonghi
Adam Strong
Kate Carroll de Gutes
DeAngelo Gillespie

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Melissa Dodson

Founder, Grief Rites Foundation
Melissa Dodson is a wife and mom, a student, a writer and a Death Midwife. She writes about being a motherless daughter, grief, depression, anxiety, vulnerability and all of the uncomfortable messyness of life. She has been published on The Manifest-Station, Rebelle Society, The Tattooed... Read More →

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Kate Carroll de Gutes

Kate Carroll de Gutes is a dapper queer author with a penchant for shirts with sleeves with reversed out cuffs, bow ties, and an obsession for writing about gender and sexuality.
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Amber Keyser

Amber J. Keyser is an activist, aerialist, and writer. Trained as an evolutionary biologist, Amber has MS in zoology and a PhD in genetics, and also a former ballerina, Amber cares deeply about the intersection of art and science and the way these disciplines unlock how the world... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Literary Arts Studio