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Susan Tweit, Bless the Birds
Susan Tweit, Bless the Birds

Thu, May 06



Susan Tweit, Bless the Birds

In conversation with author Katherine Standefer. Tweit's latest work, Bless the Birds, is an invitation to choose to live in light of what we love, rather than what we fear. This conversation is co-sponsored by Women's International Study Center (WISC)

Date, Time & Location

May 06, 2021, 6:00 PM MDT


About the Event

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To purchase Bless the Birds: Living With Love in a Time of Dying, click here.

Writer Susan Tweit and her economist-turned-sculptor husband Richard Cabe had just settled into their version of a "good life" when Richard saw thousands of birds one day--harbingers of the brain cancer that would kill him two years later. This compelling and intimate memoir chronicles their journey into the end of his life, framed by their final trip together, a 4,000-mile-long delayed honeymoon road trip. Bless the Birds is not a sad story. It is both prayer and love song, a guide to how to thrive in a world where all we hold dear seems to be eroding, whether simple civility and respect, our health and safety, or the Earth itself. It's an exploration of living with love in a time of dying--whether personal or global--with humor, unflinching courage, and grace.

About the Author

Susan Tweit is a writer and botanist. Her writing rises from the intersection of head and heart, love and loss, science and storytelling, hope and grief, devastation and restoration—from the well of life itself. For more info on Susan, click here.

About Katherine Standefer

Katherine Standefer is the author of the highly acclaimed Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving A Life. We were thrilled to host Katherine last year upon the book's release. Further musings and information about Katie can be found here.

About the Women's International Study Center (WISC)

The Women’s International Study Center was conceived by a group of dynamic men and women who were inspired by the achievements of the women who lived in and built the Acequia Madre House, and wanted to continue their legacy into the future. The cornerstone of their programs is their Fellowships-in-Residence program. Each year the WISC hosts women working in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy to work intensively on their projects. Susan is a WISC fellow. Find out more here.

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