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Experience Embodied Reading Group

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 2, 2019

This event is an experimental, Four Week “Embodied reading” of David Grossman’s book Falling Out Of Time. The book is an expression of grief, an artful working through of the devastating loss of a child. Grossman gathers together individual stories of loss within a fictitious landscape to begin imagining a community-wide recognition of grief.

We seek to create a small, intimate circle of individuals from the greater Asheville area and collectively engage with grief and death in order to enhance our death literacy and to engage in deep thinking about difficult subjects.

Close-reading, structured activities, and facilitated conversations will help participants register the book’s ideas on a bodily (somatic) level while also developing a vocabulary to talk with other about grief loss and death.

Joanne Zerdy, PhD, and Will Daddario, PhD, of Inviting Abundance will bring their backgrounds in the performing arts and creative grief work to facilitate this group alongside Said Osio of Third Messenger. The group will meet on the following dates (all Saturdays): Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2.

The location for the group is The Block (off Biltmore) in Downtown Asheville. To register, please send an email to saidosio@gmail.com or grow@invitingabundance.net.

The criteria for joining the group is a willingness to purchase the book or find it in a library, to read it, to engage in conversations respectfully, and to commit to meeting for all four dates. We also ask for a donation to support our venue.


February 23
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


THE BLOCK off biltmore
39 S. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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