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Recording Loss: Women Writers on Parental Grief

December 3, 20157:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seven women writers, including one of the Columbia School of Social Work’s alumni, Alexandra Butler (MSW’10), discuss their feelings of grief in the wake of parental loss. Butler has written a memoir on this theme with Columbia University Press. Her mother, who also has a degree from the Columbia School of Social Work, was a respected psychotherapist. Her father, Robert Butler, was a world-renowned gerontologist, for whom a center on aging is named at the Mailman School of Public Health.

The other six panelists are:
Alysia Abbott
Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Lynne Reeves Griffin
Whitney Joiner
Leah L. Lakins
Meghan O’Rourke