What a fantastic night of laughter and heartbreak. Sally Lehman’s anthology Bear the Pall about the loss of a parent really brought the house to tears many times and made people laugh at others.

Jared John Smith said about Bear the Pall, “The is a way to grieve. A cardboard coffin and tattooed Jesus. A mother’s energy returned as nature. Awkward times, dad and daughter. Three word phrases to spell out painful facts, a redefined Hell…This collection penetrates numbness without stinging. Every contribution here is sacred and lovely.”


Here are a few photos from the night:

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