Wednesday 12th December 2018 8:00 pm
Amersham Leisure Centre Small Barn room
A Happy Ending (Without the Ever After)
Valerie Jack will be talking about the work-in-progress of her creative non-fiction book A Happy Ending (Without the Ever After) It will present a tapestry of voices of the non-religious, exploring how we may find happiness and meaning in the face of mortality. Valerie has spoken to more than 60 non-religious people about their personal experiences of bereavement, life-limiting illness and other confrontations with mortality.
This is Valerie's first non-fiction prose book; her previous writing has been mainly poetry and drama. Formerly a teacher of Classics and English, her main job now is looking after her two small children. Progress on A Happy Ending happens during school hours!
Valerie read English at Oxford and York Universities, and qualified as a teacher at Brunel. She taught at sixth form colleges for 12 years. She had a poetry collection, Educational, published in 2009, and has another in the works. She has written several stage plays, one of which has been produced in London twice.
New Year Lunch
This will be on Saturday January 19 2019. Please let us know if interested. Venue will be near Wendover but yet to be decided.
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