The Art of Memoir

Memoir can be a powerful tool for grappling with the most challenging moments of our lives. Elizabeth Alexander’s new book, The Light of the World, allowed the acclaimed writer to grapple with the tragic, sudden death of her husband. She shares how the work opened pathways to healing and how one woman’s grief can provide a universal framework for finding our place in the world.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Arts

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