Date: April 5, 2020
Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre
Ticket Details: $19
Duration: 75 minutes
We talk easily about birth, but we struggle to come to deal openly with death even though it’s inevitable. Our experience of the deaths of friends and relatives all feed into our own thoughts and feelings about the end of life, but answers can be elusive. Will we go gently into that good night, or will we rage against the dying light?
Australian oncologist, broadcaster, writer and Fulbright scholar Dr Ranjana Srivastava says that in order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our own mortality and broach it with our loved ones. Her latest book, A Better Death, is a powerful and passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well.
New Zealander Glenn Colquhoun deals with the deaths of friends and patients as both a poet and a doctor. His books include Jumping ship and Late Love: Sometimes Doctors Need Saving as Much as Their Patients. He works with young people at the Horowhenua Youth Health Service and is a popular visitor to schools. He was awarded the Prize in Modern Letters and was also a Fulbright Scholar.