HOLLYWOOD SENIOR CENTER/ NORTH PORTLAND SENIOR SERVICES TO HOST FREE PERFORMANCE AND DISCUSSION AT ABBEY ARTS ON CAREGIVING, END-OF-LIFE AND LOSS, MAY 7, 2017 at 3:00pm
When his husband of sixteen years became ill, author and composer Eliott Cherry cared for him at home. He also recorded their conversations in his diary. After Chris died in 2007, Eliott wrote poetry, prose, and music and combined these with his journal to create A Finished Heart.
Eliott Cherry will perform dramatic story, dialogue and poetry accompanied by a musical score. The audience is invited to attend a post-performance discussion with the author, facilitated by professionals in the fields of caregiving, end-of-life and loss. Participants will have a chance to learn about community resources and to share their experiences and questions.