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Author Event with Shawn Hitchins "Light Streams Beneath It"

The Crowded Bookshelf is excited to be welcoming author and comedian Shawn Hitchins to our virtual event space! Please join us on Thursday, October 14th at 6pm MST to hear Shawn discuss his memoir The Light Streamed Beneath It.

Please register in advance for this event. Register through Eventbrite in order to receive the Zoom Webinar attendance link, or, you can RSVP via Facebook and watch the event on The Crowded Bookshelf’s Facebook page.


“This is an embodied story of love, loss, and recovery — raw, candid, and filled with a sense of awe at human resilience.” — Shelf Awareness

A lifetime of finding punchlines in his heartache comes to a shuddering stop when comedian and writer Shawn Hitchins loses two great loves, five months apart, to sudden death. In this deeply poignant memoir that combines sober self-portrait with tender elegy, Hitchins explores the messiness of being alive: the longing and desire, scorching-earth anger, raw grief — and the pathway of healing he discovers when he lets his heart remain open. Never without an edge of self-awareness, The Light Streamed Beneath It invites the reader into Hitchins’s world as he reckons with his past and stays painfully in the present. As he builds an embodied future, he confronts the stories that have shaped him, sets aside his ambition, and seeks connection in what he used to deflect with laughter — therapy, community and chosen family, movement, spirituality, and an awareness of death’s ever-presence.


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Happy reading!

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Virtual Event
The Light Streamed Beneath It: A Memoir of Grief and Celebration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770415614
Availability: Backordered
Published: ECW Press - October 12th, 2021