Join us in this Wednesday evening program for a reading, Q&A, and book signing with educator, researcher and Zen priest Joanne Cacciatore.
This event is open to the public and no advanced registration is required.
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore will give a reading from her book, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Joanne Cacciatore accompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities—as well as her own experience with loss—Cacciatore opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and meet-and-greet. Books may be purchased for the author to sign.
Dr. Joanne Cacciatore is a bereavement educator, researcher, counselor and Zen priest. She has a fourfold relationship with bereavement. She is herself a bereaved mother: her newborn daughter died on July 27, 1994, and that single tragic moment catapulted her unwillingly onto the reluctant path of traumatic grief. For more than two decades, she’s devoted herself to direct practice with grief, helping traumatically bereaved people on six continents. She’s also been researching and writing about grief for more than a decade in her role as associate professor at Arizona State University and director of the Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement program there. Cacciatore is an ordained Zen priest, affiliated with Zen Garland and its child bereavement center outside of New York City. She is an acclaimed public speaker and provides expert consulting and witness services in the area of traumatic loss.