Outside the Box - An evening with Liz Rothschild

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16 June 2021
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Redbridge Central Library

There will be opportunity for event attendees to have a general discussion about the themes of death, dying and grief which feature in the book. You are not required to have read the book in advance but if you do wish to read it then why not borrow a copy from your local library or buy a copy from your local bookshop or online retailer.

The event will be on Zoom. Tickets sales will close at midday on Wednesday, 16 June. Joining instructions will be sent to you by email before the event.

Please note this is not a bereavement counselling session, but an opportunity to reflect on, and think about, what grief and mortality means for us all. Bring a drink, kick off your shoes, get comfy and lose yourself in a world of novels!

About the Book

We live in a society where people struggle to look death in the eye. Death has become the territory of professionals and we rarely see a dead body unless it is someone very close to us. Death has become hidden, so more traumatic. This book shows that if we start talking openly about death, it can change the way we live. In it, people from all walks of life share their own experiences and what they have learned from accompanying others. Heart-breaking, angry, questioning, and contradictory – even laugh-out-loud funny – the stories illuminate, inspire, reassure, and inform. They are accompanied by advice and comment from professionals working in end-of-life planning, health, bereavement, and funeral care.

About the author

Liz Rothschild is a writer, performer, celebrant, and burial ground manager. Since 2016 she has been touring her one-woman show ‘Outside the Box – A Live Show About Death’ and gathering stories from her audiences. The result is this approachable book aimed at the general public and professionals. A book to accompany you through life and death.

About Dr Claire Nally

Claire Nally is Deputy Head of Humanities and Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Northumbria University, UK. She is the author of several books, including Steampunk: Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian (Bloomsbury, 2019). Her next book is entitled Death Memoirs in Contemporary Culture.

Hosted by The Death Positive Library

The Death Positive Library is a collaboration between Redbridge, Kirklees and Newcastle Libraries. It is a place to safely connect with others to share ideas and to also explore feelings of grief in a supportive, non-judgemental environment.

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