Frances Figart at the Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Senior Centers
What started as a blog about caregiving became this collection of essays in which Frances Figart, editor of The Laurel of Asheville, explores the universal emotions that surround losing a loved one. The book begins by traveling through the psychological landscape that marks each season in the initial year of grief. It then goes on to chronicle the author’s four-year journey of allowing grief to mature, carrying her beyond sadness into healing and self-actualization.
For this presentation, Frances will share some of the background behind her book, and then read excerpts from a couple of chapters. She also welcomes others who enjoy reading to be involved, and will gladly assign them passages to read during the program. Finally, she will open the presentation to a question and answer and ensuing discussion about writing, caregiving, resilient grieving and related topics.