Please join Keith Pepper and Kate’s Club for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Kate Atwood and Modern Loss cofounders Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner about their new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.
Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” the book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of loss through candid original essays from a variety of voices, accompanied by dozens of colorful illustrations and wry cartoons. Click here to purchase!
In a lively Q&A, Rebecca and Gabi will offer insights from the book and the Modern Loss community about grief and resilience.
About the Speakers…
Rebecca Soffer is the co-founder and CEO of Modern Loss, a publication and community offering candid original essays and resources on loss. She is a former producer for the Peabody Award-winning Colbert Report. Rebecca is nationally recognized presenter on the topics of loss and resilience and has spoken at Chicago Ideas Week, Kripalu, The Commonwealth Club, and BinderCon. She has been published in a variety of media including The New York Times, Marie Claire, and Refinery29. She is a graduate of Emory University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Rebecca lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Gabrielle Birkner is the cofounder and executive editor of Modern Loss. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines. She has served as managing editor at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, director of digital media at the Forward, and features editor at the New York Sun. Gabrielle lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
Kate Atwood is an entrepreneur and a community leader who has built her career on heading-up social impact initiatives in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. At 23, Kate founded Kate’s Club, a nationally-acclaimed not-for-profit organization based in Atlanta that provides support to children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. Having lost her own mother to cancer at the age of 12, Kate set out to build a world for children and teens where it was ok to grieve. What started with just six kids is today a thriving sustainable community organization that serves thousands of children, and their families through year-round social and therapeutic support programs. Currently, Kate serves as Executive Director of ChooseATL.
This event is free of charge; though we ask that you purchase a copy of Modern Loss which will be available for signing by the author.
When: April 24, 2018, 6:30pm Drinks and Heavy Appetizers | 7:30pm Discussion
Where: Freedom Lofts | On the Beltline 400 Village Pkwy (on the Beltline, near the intersection of Freedom Parkway and Ralph McGill Blvd).