with John Birmingham & Long Litt Woon / chaired by Natasha Cica
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Patti Smith said that it is “part of the privilege of being human that we all have the moment when we have to say goodbye.” Loss and grief come to us all, an experience both unique and universal. Long Litt Woon’s husband died suddenly, her life transformed in an instant. John Birmingham’s father was long ill, and went gently into the good night. In Woon’s The Way Through the Woods and John’s On Father, they reflect on the deeply personal, profoundly human experience of grief.
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John Birmingham has written for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Long Bay Prison News, Quarterly Essay and The Monthly. His published works include the cult classic He Died With A Falafel In His Hand and the award-winning Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney. His essay On Father is a beautiful account of grief, depression and the death of his father.
Long Litt Woon was born in Malaysia and is now an anthropologist and certified Mushroom Expert in Norway. She went to Norway in her youth as an exchange student, where she met and later married a Norwegian, Eiolf Olsen, settling in Oslo. The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning is her first book.
Dr Natasha Cica is the founding Director of Kapacity.org.