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Vigil: the Poetry of Presence by Pamela MacPherson presented by Brattleboro Area Hospice

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Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:00pm - 02:00pm

Exploring the Sacred Space of the Final Hours of Life: Vigil, the Poetry of Presence

Brattleboro, Vermont. On Friday Jan. 13th, 12 noon to 2pm. Brattleboro Area Hospice will host Vigil, the Poetry of Presence . The event will take place at Brooks Memorial Library. This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“Pam MacPherson’s honest, unpretentious poems reveal the deep-rooted compassion she offers strangers in their final hours. A hospice volunteer anonymously standing in ‘for all who ever loved you’, she holds her readers as tenderly as she holds the hands of the dying. Without shying away from her own uncertainty, exhaustion or sadness, she shares the calm assurance, even joy, of midwifing each soul into the Mystery. For all of us who wonder how to be with the dying, these intimate passages are clear: presence is a practice.” ~ Camilla Rockwell, Director, Holding Our Own: Embracing the End of Life.

Brattleboro Area Hospice (BAH) is an independent, non-profit organization that provides non-medical support to dying and grieving community members and volunteer-staffed assistance with Advance Care Planning. BAH is 100% locally funded, provides services free of charge, and is located at 191 Canal Street in Brattleboro. 802-257-0775 or local to Bellows Falls 802-460- 1162. Visit

 For more information or to RSVP please contact Patty Dunn, Hospice Program Coordinator at (802) 257-0775 ext.102 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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