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January 2012 Bereavement Events

Please join us for the following events yet this month:

Roger Rosenblatt speaking at Prairie Lights

January 27, 2012 – 7:00pm
Prairie Lights, Iowa City

Roger Rosenblatt will be here to read from Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats. Rosenblatt is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Making Toast. His essays for Time and The NewsHour on PBS have won two George Polk Awards, a Peabody and an Emmy. His Time cover essay, “A Letter to the Year 2086,” was chosen for the time capsule placed inside the Statue of Liberty at its centennial.

He is the author of 14 books, which have been published in 14 languages. They include the national bestseller, Rules for Aging; three collections of essays; and Children of War, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Unless it Moves the Human Heart, on the art of writing. His first novel, Lapham Rising was also a national bestseller, as was Making Toast, a book-length version of his December 2008 essay in The New Yorker, on the death of his daughter. In that book, Roger Rosenblatt shared the story of his family in the days and months after the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. Now, in Kayak Morning, he offers a personal meditation on grief itself. “Everybody grieves,” he writes. From that terse, melancholy observation emerges a work of art that addresses the universal experience of loss.

Bereavement Luncheon

Dates: January 26, March 22, May 24, July 26, September 27
Augusta Restaurant, Oxford, 101 S. Augusta Ave, Oxford

Iowa City Hospice invites you to a social lunch with other bereaved individuals in the community. This luncheon is open to anyone who has experienced a loss and wants to connect with other bereaved. We have tables reserved especially for this group and you will be greeted by Hospice staff.

For additional information, please call 319-351-5665 or e-mail

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