The Covid-19 crisis has prompted us all to think a bit more about death and what it means for us and our loved ones. It has also provided opportunity to place the importance of talking about death, dying and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. But talking about death can be difficult. Libraries as safe and trusted spaces in the community can support conversations about loss, grief, end of life planning and legacy through books and reading.
Salena Godden joins Redbridge, Kirklees and Newcastle Libraries on 14 May at 7pm to read from and talk about her stunning new bestseller, ‘Mrs Death Misses Death’ followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Dr Claire Nally from Northumbria University.
There will be an opportunity for event attendees to have a general discussion about the themes of death, dying and grief which feature in the book. You are not required to have read the book in advance.
You can register now for this free event.
Then, on 27 May, The Death Positive Library presents 'Book Room of Loss'. This is a a friendly interactive session exploring how novels and fiction influence or inspire our experiences of grief and loss.
You can register now for your free place.