Released: September 28, 2022
SFCC Library presents Touching the Veil: An online discussion of the book, the work, and the life of a hospice nurse
5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1
Pre-registration required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TouchingTheVeil
What: SFCC Library presents an online discussion of “Touching the Veil: End of Life Stories through the Eyes of a Nurse,” with the author about the book, the work, and the life of a hospice nurse.
Who: Author Cheryl Marita, RN, MA.
When: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1
Where: online, must pre-register.
Cost: Free to all who pre-register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TouchingTheVeil
Book Blurb: “Touching the Veil: End of Life Stories through the Eyes of a Nurse” holds answers to unspoken questions of today’s world. In fifteen short stories, Cheryl Marita, RN, describes in vivid detail her role as a nurse at the bedside of hospice patients, friends, and family during their last days. Marita shares her own reactions to allow the reader into the dying process, which decades ago was part of everyday life. Join her in her memoir as Marita explores the intimacy of caregiving and of being with the dying. The honesty and intimacy of each story allows the reader to explore their own life, their own inevitable death. Each story brings the reader closer to Marita as she accepts death as part of the human condition, witnesses the compassion of both the dying and their caregivers, and learns how to deal with her own living with dying.
Bio: Cheryl Marita received her Creative Writing Certificate from SFCC in 2019. Cheryl Marita, R.N., M.A., started writing as a columnist on her high school newspaper, then took a hiatus of fifty-five years as a hospice nurse and health care leader. She lives in Northern New Mexico and provides Palliative Care at a local hospital. Her work is published in the Santa Fe Literary Review and Bosque Rhythms. See more at morselsofmarita.com.
Note to reporters: Interviews with the author available by contacting SFCC Library Director Valerie Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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