Death of a Parent, Friend, Parent loss, Questioning Faith, Uncategorized, Your Stories

Writer Penny Slusher on Somber-Free Rites

writer Penny Slusher

Buying presents for the dead and gifting them; knowing your “mama dance” and texting as the deceased: this and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks with writer and actress Penny Slusher about somber-free rites. […]

Bereavement, Dreams, Signs, Your Stories

Poet Dana Jerman on Griever Dreams and Signs

Dana Jerman

Not only is there is no wrong way to interpret dreams and signs, but they can become catalysts for a great day. This and more when memory artist, Nancy Gershman talks with writer, photographer and performing poet […]

Death of a Grandparent, Extended Family, For Men Only, Helping Others, Special Topics, Uncategorized

Writer J.W. Basilo on Starting Fresh When the Old Guard is Gone

writer J.W. Basilo

How can you use a death and a birth to foster a new culture of decency around the dinner table? This and more when memory artist Nancy Gershman talks with Chicago-based writer, performer, and […]

Bereavement, Faith & Spirituality, Friend, Homicide, Other Losses, Questioning Faith, Traumatic Deaths, Uncategorized

Comic Yisrael Campbell on Uplifting the Dying

comic Yisrael Campbell

How can you use your talents to make the dying feel like they’re at the center of your universe? Be a DJ on a pretend radio station with your friend’s name […]

Bereavement, Death of a Parent, Helping Others, Uncategorized, Your Loss, Your Stories

Playwright Ann Randolph on Writing about Grief

playwright Ann Randolph

How is a performance and a post-show creative writing workshop sparking a national discourse on grief? This and more when memory artist Nancy Gershman sits down with playwright and comedian, Ann Randolph to […]

Death of a Spouse, Helping Others, Public Personalities, Uncategorized

Comic Janice Messitte on Being a Newly Wedded Widow

Janice Messitte

In the space of two weeks, newly wedded  Janice Messitte – stand-up comic, singer and actress  – went from planning a dream “Jewnorican” wedding to planning her husband’s funeral.  Hear […]