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  • Writer's pictureAnna Byrne

*New Website Launch

Hello everyone, and a special welcome to those who have recently started following the blog and website! I'm so grateful to have each and every one of you here.


This past summer, I spent time refurbishing the author’s website I designed 3.5 years ago at the start of COVID. My work has expanded this past year, and it was time for the site to better reflect those developments. I’ll include a little of those happenings here, but I invite you to take a look at the new site and to get in touch if you are interested in hosting a book club, workshop, or talk.



Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing about the workshops I’m offering this fall alongside Jules Adam and Laurie Norman, and in conjunction with qathet Art Centre, Centre for Earth and Spirit, and the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association.


Keep reading for a peek of what’s on the website. And as always, thanks for the love and support,


Anna


About Me: Writing my own bio often ends up with it sounding too-shiny and plasticky. I think I'm getting nearer to sharing authentically about my experiences and what has brought me to where I am now.


Writing: I’m currently writing a nonfiction book on community-supported dying, inspired by the true story of Mary Morgan, a woman in B.C. The story spans topics such as: practical, emotional, and spiritual care; ceremonies and rituals; developing a support team; natural burial; and building a community casket. It’s a story about love, commitment, and the power of people coming together.


Speaking: I’m grateful to have been invited to share my story in different spaces this year. These author talks, workshops, and presentations use my own story as a cancer survivor, as well as my experiences working and volunteering in hospice, to inform and inspire about aspects of end-of-life care. These happen in-person and virtually.


Book Circles: Book Circles use Seven Year Summer as a starting point for meaningful conversations around dying, grieving, and caregiving. This past year, I’ve been thrilled to work with a number of hospice societies in B.C. to meet with volunteers and talk about end-of-life issues. These circles work well with book clubs and include a virtual Q&R with me.


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