Writing a Path Out of Darkness: Writers on MourningSunday, May 8 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- In-Person Only
Residence Inn Berkeley - Ballroom 2
Grief: one of the most complicated, isolating, yet potentially healing states a person can experience, it often defies description. These authors’ stories, whether drawn from lived experience or imagination, give voice to the unspeakable parts of mourning, making us all feel less alone in loss. The protagonist of Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest navigates the death of her father, a Hong Kong astronaut, in a family that doesn’t talk about feelings. In her memoir The Encyclopedia of Bending Time, Kristin Keane ingeniously uses an encyclopedic format to remember her mother and map her own grief. And Litt Woon Long’s The Way Through the Woods wends a tender and life-affirming path through mushroom-foraging as a way to process the loss of a beloved partner.
Book signing information: Pegasus Books Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 2:15 PM
With the support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco/Silicon Valley, the Norway House Foundation, and NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad