Sat 05 Nov 2022

When Words Are Not Enough

Stroud Book Festival
When Words Are Not Enough

venue: lansdown hall

Everyone grieves for someone at some point in their lives. But how do we find ways to express painful feelings when words are not enough?

Psychotherapist Jane Harris and photographer and documentary film editor Jimmy Edmonds drew on their own experience of loss after the death of their son Josh for “When Words Are Not Enough”, a creative response to grief. Taking in the experiences of 13 other bereaved people, this new book also charts their founding of The Good Grief Project, a UK based charity which promotes the understanding of grief as a creative and active process.

Joining Jane and Jimmy to talk about this invaluable new resource is retired palliative care doctor, Kathryn Mannix, author of another seminal book on grief, “With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well”. Together they will discuss how creativity can shape a future where the deceased still play a part.