Alice Derry will present her contribution to the book Widow’s Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, The First Year, the Long Haul, and Everything in Between, in the Little Theater at 12:35 pm on Thursday, November 7.
As sources for her essay, Derry drew on the journal she kept at the time of her husband’s death and on C.S. Lewis’ A Grief Observed. This slim volume gave her unexpected comfort during the first years of her grief as she found that Lewis’ path matched her own.
Derry will discuss and read excerpts from her own essay and from others in the book.
Alice Derry is Faculty Emerita at Peninsula College. She taught literature, creative writing, composition, as well as German language courses, and served as the 2017 Writer in Residence.
In a 90-minute workshop after the lecture, Derry welcomes widows and widowers, as well as those grieving the loss of an important person in their lives. Using ideas provided by Derry, participants will write prose or poetry to express or accompany their grief. Participants will also have a chance to share their work with the group. Please come to the workshop ready and willing to write, with paper and pen or laptop.
The event is free and open to the public, and limited to the first 15 people who sign up.
To participate, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 417-6268