Bootcamp: My Life Book, My Death Prep
- Library Hall
A special workshop! Before her Library Author Series talk, award-winning author Laura Pritchett delves into her new book, Making Friends with Death, A Field Guide for Your Impending Last Breath, with strategy and deeper insight for how best to use it.
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL!
Based on her friendly and spunky book Making Friends with Death, A Field Guide for Your Impending Last Breath (to be read, ideally, before it’s imminent), Laura Pritchett's one-hour class is designed to get you thinking about making some peace with the inevitable. She broaches the sacred and the scary with warmth, humor and a few wisdoms gleaned from years of research into what a good death looks like. The goal? That you’ll leave thinking of death as more of a friend rather than a spooky stranger—which helps not only you, but your loved ones as well (not to mention our culture and planet). And since we can “use death as our advisor,” it might offer a few nuggets on living our best and brightest life too. There will be a few laughs along the way—because it’s not all grim when it comes to the grim reaper.
Sign up! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.
This class limited to 15 participants and the cost is $40, which includes a copy of the book, Making Friends with Death, A Field Guide for Your Impending Last Breath (to be read, ideally, before it’s imminent). To sign up, contact Adult Programs Coordinator Jennie Lay by email or by calling 879-0240x317. Once your space is confirmed, further information will follow.
About the teacher
Laura Pritchett is the award-winning author of 10 books. She began her writing journey with the short story collection Hell's Bottom, Colorado, which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. This was followed by the novels Sky Bridge, Stars Go Blue, Red Lightning and last year's much acclaimed The Blue Hour. She’s also editor of three anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. She has two nonfiction books: Great Colorado Bear Stories and Making Friends with Death. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, The Sun, Brain, Child, and many others. She holds a PhD from Purdue University and teaches around the country.