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June-September 2014

Outreach to my subscribers, colleagues and friends about the October launch of my newsletter, Sharing Our Stories. If you would like to receive the newsletter, just enter your name and email into the form on the top right of this page.

May 2014

May 8th, Expressive Arts Program sponsored by the Bereaved Families of Ottawa
I designed and facilitated an interactive workshop: Journaling through Grief that encourages individuals through poetry, drawing, and stroytelling to express their deep sorrow and loneliness and to share their experiences – as the choose, with each other.

April 2014

Book Presentation:
April 12th, Crystal View Lodge, Ottawa
Topic: Informing ourselves on the palliative care and hospice services available in our community.

April 30th, University of Ottawa palliative medical students
Topic: Learning to communicate more effectively with the dying and their loved ones.

March 2014

Grief Day Presentation:
March 7th.
Designed and facilitated interactive workshop for professionals, volunteers and students in bereavement support.
Topic: How do you mourn your losses in your personal and work life? How supportive is your work environment?

February 2014

Author Interview:
Author interview with Editor of Ottawa “Women of Wonder” ezine

January 2014

Speaker Series:
January 26th, Abbotsford House, Senior’s Centre, Ottawa
Topic: How our experiences of loss and death connect us in our need to tell our stories and seek comfort in sharing. 

November-December 2013

8 Week Presentation:
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. Bible Study series focusing on Death and Mourning from a lay person’s perspective as presented in Memoir of Mourning

November 2013

Book signing:
November 16th, Britton’s Glebe 1:00-3:00 pm
846 Bank St. Ottawa, ON

Book presentation:
November 25th, Southminster Ottawa Book Club
Presentation on Memoir of Mourning 

October 2013

Book signing:
October 5th,
Books on Beechwood. 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
35 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa, ON

Book Review:
October 11th, Glebe Report
Memoir of Mourning: Journey through Grief and Loss to Renewal
Reviewed by MCE Galbreath

Press Coverage:
October 12th,
Q&A: “Grief, renewal explored in Memoir”

Poetry Reading:
October 22nd, Tree Poetry Reading Series
“Thanksgiving Day”, originally published in the Queen’s University Quarterly Review, Fall 2012

Book Signing:
October 19th, Perfect Books 1:00-3:00 pm
m258A Elgin St. Ottawa, ON

September 2013

I just got some wonderful press coverage in the weekend edition of The Ottawa Citizen
The story was also picked up by TWC Central.

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