Better Through Books: Virtual Author Talk with Claire B. Willis & Marnie Crawford Samuelson

Thursday, April 157:00—8:00 PMOnline

Join us for this unique author talk as part of our Better Through Books: Healing Community Together Community Read as we hear from Claire B. Willis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson on their recent book, Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace.

Library Journal describes Opening to Grief as a "concise, approachable guide [that] offers those experiencing grief ways to understand and process their feelings using mindfulness as a foundation. Willis sees grief as an opportunity to grow and rebuild one’s life, and she offers gentle guidance on how to experience that transformation.”

Claire B. Willis is a clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than 20 years. A co-founder of the Boston nonprofit Facing Cancer Together, Willis has led bereavement, end-of-life, support, and therapeutic writing groups.

Marnie Crawford Samuelson is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, and storyteller. The principal photographer of two books - The Wild Braid, a collaboration with poet laureate Stanley Kunitz and poet Genine Lentine, and Lasting Words with Claire Willis. Her photos have appeared in national and international magazines including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, and Smithsonian.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent in your registration confirmation.

Thanks to our community co-sponsors and the Friends of the Belmont Public Library to make this amazing series of events possible.

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