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Christina Kemp, Across the Distance: Reflections on Loving - IN PERSON

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Sat, 06/11/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for a presentation of Christina Kemp's memoir.

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Christina A. Kemp weaves poetic language and piercing wisdom into this intimate exploration of relationships, grief, and loss. In her memoir, she reflects on eight significant relationships in her life, including those with her late father, her mother and younger brother, a childhood best friend, a coming-of-age mentor, two former lovers, and finally, with herself. Throughout, Kemp displays bravery, humor, and a gentle regard and compassion for the people who both shaped and wounded her, along with a willful determination to glean critical life lessons from these encounters. Readers are bound to identify with the universal themes contemplated by this sensitive, loving heroine: her keen eye for nature's beauty and rhythms, her signature self-awareness, and her unflinching desire to make sense of the harms that befall her. Her words reflect the boundless depths of loss, the power of healing, and the sacred truths that lay within, beneath, around, and among all of us.

Christina A. Kemp grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and is a poet, writer and teacher who has taught in the field of psychology. She has a small, private practice and teaches dance to children. Across the Distance is her first book. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Across the Distance: Reflections on Loving and Where We Did & Did Not Find Each Other Cover Image
ISBN: 9781736535882
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - February 18th, 2022