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Whence and Whither: The Literary and Mortuary Arts

Award-winning writer, poet and funeral director Thomas Lynch has transformed the mundane task of preparing the dead into a life affirming event. Using his work as a funeral director in Milford, Michigan, Lynch's poems describe working with the deceased, family relationships, and myths from his Irish Catholic upbringing. Hear some of Lynch's poems and how his relationship with mortality and family has changed along with the modern funerary industry.

Whence and Whither: The Literary and Mortuary Arts
  • Times:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • June 18, 2018 to June 18, 2018
  • Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Branch
  • Free