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Wed, Apr 12


Zoom (and some weeks in person at the GH)


A storytelling series about loss and what remains. Led by Katherine Murphy Lewis, Artistic Director of From the Ground UP, this series will begin on Wed, April 12 and run through Wed, May 31st. It will be a hybrid offering with some sessions in person at the Grief House and some on zoom.

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When & Where

Apr 12, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Zoom (and some weeks in person at the GH)



Creativity can often be a pathway to release and discovery. This pilot series offers each participant a chance to investigate their own creative process as it emerges around their unique experience of loss and what comes after.

In a small group setting we will each be crafting one story; a story that explores and unravels loss and the inevitable grief that follows. We will look at what feels empty and what remains, explore the attending feelings and collectively examine how we can capture and share such big, unruly experiences.

We will use writing prompts, feedback sessions, and group exploration of other works of inspiration to help guide our creative process. Some of us may leave with poetry, some prose, some may find their story wants to be sung or spoken or performed. We'll stay open to all forms as we explore how we might give shape to our grief and loss and what continues on.

About Katherine: Katherine Murphy Lewis is the founding Artistic Director of From the Ground UP: A Research and Development Center for New Art. Since 2013 Katherine has championed programing, workshops, residencies  and new art development. Crafting her own innovative approach to community and nonprofit leadership and curriculum, developing a model that puts students' authentic voices and expressions in the forefront by creating a space for individuals to develop stewardship over their artistry, careers and lives. In the past six years, Katherine has spearheaded a refocusing of the organization’s mission towards serving female and female identifying populations, launching the Young Women’s Residency Program in 2017. This program has evolved into an annual nine month Artists Residency that produces upwards of ten new works from a cohort of multigenerational artists, each presented in From the Ground UP’s annual Mini festival of New Art. 

In addition to her work in leadership and education, Katherine had enjoyed collaborating locally and internationally, most notably in residence with Company of Wolves in Glasgow Scotland, traveling and touring their show Achilles at Edinburgh Fringe and throughout the UK and Europe. Locally co-wrote and co-produced a new play, Tonight Nothing, in partnership with Merideth Clark, which premiered at CoHo Production’s summer of 2019. Currently Katherine is leading From the Ground UP into its next phase of evolution, working with the Regional Arts and Council Cultural Leadership Program Katherine is receiving the support and mentorship to bring forth a new phase of programs, all aimed at creating risky New Art. fostering innovation, expanding artistic spaces and supporting artists who have struggled to find space, support and funding traditional artistic spaces.

An important note: This workshop is centered around art of imagining, creating and telling a story. Although this is a great space for community and even catharses it is not therapy and Katherine is not a therapist. Ticket pricing options listed below. For more information about subsidies and scholarships, email Katherine at 


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    From $50.00 to $250.00
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    • $200.00
      +$5.00 service fee
    • $250.00
      +$6.25 service fee
    • $100.00
      +$2.50 service fee



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