Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care held a book signing to recognize local author Loren Mayshark. Mayshark’s new book, Death: An Exploration brings together unique viewpoints on “life’s most feared mystery.” The book signing was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 6:00PM at SUNY Fredonia in the Horizon Room in the lower level of the Williams Center. It was free and open to the public.
Death: An Exploration is the first book from Western New York native and author, Loren Mayshark. The non-fiction book journeys through multiple viewpoints including Steve Jobs’s embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil’s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell’s view of death as the “ornament of life.” Mayshark’s writing channels the view of death by tying together subjects of theory from contemporary minds, spiritual insights, scientific discoveries, and his own personal reflections.
The book signing represents a unique opportunity to foster dialog about death and de-mystify the most profound and common experience that we will all experience. We’re grateful to to collaborate with Mr. Mayshark and SUNY Fredonia to bring this program to our community.
Loren Mayshark is a Chautauqua County native residing in Bemus Point. He is a regular contributor to Can the Man, an alternative media resource focused on social justice, and the Jovial Journey, a website dedicated to food, drink, and travel. He attended the famed Gotham Writers’ Workshop and the prestigious New York Writers Workshop where he refined his writing skills. He is a 2004 graduate of Manhattanville College where he earned a BA in World History. Mayshark also attended the MA History program at Hunter College. He has written for Permaculture Research Institute and Uisio among other prominent outlets. ‘Death: An Exploration’ is his first book, which debuted on Amazon for Kindle in early 2016.
“My book serves the purpose of helping readers discover more about death in order to enjoy a fuller life overall,” explains author, Loren Mayshark. “It channels the view of death by tying together subjects of theory from contemporary minds, spiritual insights, scientific discoveries, and my own personal reflections.”