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Book Title: Illness & Grace, Terror & Transformation|
Date of issue: October 24th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780979655227
The author of the book: Heather Tosteson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 315 KB
Edition: Wising Up Press
Read full description of the books Illness & Grace, Terror & Transformation:ILLNESS & GRACE, TERROR & TRANSFORMATION, Heather Tosteson and Charles D. Brockett, Editors, Wising Up Press. In this contemporary anthology of personal memoirs, stories, and poetry contemporary writers explore themes of illness and trauma and the wide variety of ways in which we respond to them. Authors ponder the impact of cancer, ALS, stroke, juvenile diabetes, dementia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anorexia, accidental death, schizophrenia, PTSD, domestic and sexual abuse on them, their families, friends. The collection will be of special interest to people who have experienced or are experiencing illness or trauma themselves or in those close to them and would like to explore the meaning of these life-challenging experiences further. The book is designed to be read by the general public, and also in reading groups, writing groups, and support groups. It includes an opening essay on how we as readers can listen faithfully to these stories and a closing one for people who would like to explore the ways writing can help us order and integrate powerful life-changing events.
Read information about the authorHEATHER TOSTESON, a writer and visual artist, is the author of two collections of short stories, Germs of Truth and Hearts as Big as Fists & Other Stories, two books of poetry, The Sanctity of the Moment: Poems from Four Decades, and Breathing in Portuguese, Living in English, a novel, Visible Signs, and God Speaks My Language, Can You? a non-fiction exploration of spiritual journeys across many faith traditions. She has co-edited eleven Wising Up anthologies, including Siblings: Our First Macrocosm, Daring to Repair: What Is It, Who Does It & Why?, Complex Allegiances: Constellations of Immigration, Citizenship & Belonging, and View from the Bed: View from the Bedside. She has received a Nation/Discovery prize for her poetry and fellowships for poetry, fiction, and photography from MacDowell, Yaddo, VCCA and Hambidge. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (UNC-Greensboro) and Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing (Ohio University). She has worked extensively in the public health and the health sciences as a writer, editor, and researcher. She is the founder, with Charles Brockett, of Wising Up Press and the Wising Up Press Writers Collective.
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