Virtual Book Discussion Series for Adults Bereaved in Childhood

In memory of my mom – Mary Lee Wimberg Morse, 1933-1970

Adults who experienced loss during childhood have few places to tell our stories, remember our loved ones, and connect with others. I want to change that!

Though my mom died of cancer when I was seven, I didn’t start grieving until my 20s and only much later realized that the loss will always be part of me. At this stage in my journey, I feel called to publicly honor my mom’s memory for the first time. Reading in a community seems like the perfect tribute, because my lifelong love of books and libraries originated with her.

Please join me for a book discussion series for adults who lost a parent, sibling, or other close connection early in life (ie before age 25ish). We’ll read works of fiction and nonfiction that address early loss, including its continuing impact, as a springboard for reflecting on our own experiences.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. I’ve chosen the first three book selections for the fall series, one per month for September to November (Suggestions welcome for the winter series starting in January!)

  2. For each book, a live discussion will take place in a Zoom call.  There will be a dedicated private Facebook group where I’ll post prompts and questions about the books and you can comment as you feel moved. Feel free to participate in one or both avenues of discussion as you prefer. I’m hoping for author participation for certain selections as well!

  3. Participation is free of charge, but I’ll offer a list of organizations related to grief, cancer support, and literacy if you’d like to donate in memory of your loved one to any of these or another of your choosing.

  4. Sign up here! Your confirming email will provide information about the Zoom calls and the Facebook group.

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    Book Selections and Zoom Discussion Dates