How would you want to be remembered? How would you go about writing an obituary for someone you loved? How about for someone you had never even met?   mjohnson-390-resizemjohnsonJoin us on Thursday, 4/2 during common hour to talk to Marilyn Johnson,  a lively speaker, and author of the award-winning book The Dead Beat: lost souls, lucky stiffs, and the perverse pleasures of obituaries.   She visits with us to talk about the research process , crafting engaging works, and the awesome responsibility of capturing “the essence” of the life of another with wit and heart – and all with quick deadlines.  She has most recently been featured on NPR’s “Leonard Lopate” show and “Here on Earth” show, as well as WNYC’s feature on “Bringing Obituaries to Life”  and is currently finishing up a book “about research, librarians and archivists in the digital age, This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All.  Learn more about our speaker through her site: (http://www.marilynjohnson.net/)

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