ON GRIEF: COPING, CARING AND CONTINUING
Please note this event will also be live streamed. See booking details below.
Grief strikes us all. Contemplating mortality and experiencing the emotions associated with the loss of a loved one is one of the most bewildering experiences in life. How do some people navigate this inevitability better than others? Why do some people manage to rise above the confusion while others struggle deeply? Should grief have an expiry date?
Society does not cope well with the end of life and an important part of preparing for grief is to have a vocabulary for discussing it. As there is an art to living well, so is there an art to dying well.
Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is an oncologist, Fulbright scholar and award-winning author whose work on ethical doctor-patient communication and emphasis on the intersection of medicine and humanity has gained wide acclaim. She is a two-time finalist for the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism and a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she now teaches communication.
Ranjana will join us in conversation with well-known Hobart actor and broadcaster Jane Longhurst. Continuing to explore the themes of grief and loss from our season of The Year of Magical Thinking, this promises to be a compelling conversation about caring and coping and thinking ahead so that our passion for life may be matched by our desire for a good death.
Unable to make it to the Theatre for this special event? Take a virtual seat by purchasing a ticket to the live stream.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
General Admission $30
Students | Groups 8+ $20
*This booking will incur a non-refundable $5 Transaction Fee
1 hour 15 minutes (with Q&A)