Grief Week

GrieveWell presents Grief Week!

Through a coordinated week of awareness and educational events, GrieveWell seeks to “put grief on the map” by engaging our community in thought, discussion, and action related to grief and grief support.

Schedule of Events

April 8-12
Grief Week Art Walk Exhibit

Find work from local artists exploring their own personal journeys through grief and loss. Work will be displayed on the walls of local businesses like Literati Bookstore, Blom Meadworks, TeaHaus Ann Arbor and more.

Submit art for the exhibit by completing and submit this form to

Tuesday April 8 6:30-9:30 PM
Literati Bookstore
124 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
GrieveWell Presents Candid Conversations about Grief with Rebecca Soffer

“Hailed by Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling, this wise, irreverent collection of essays offers a roadmap for navigating grief in the modern age.”

Join us for an evening of laughter, tears and stories with Rebecca Soffer the coauthor of critically acclaimed book “Modern Loss.” Modern Loss features stories from Lucy Kalanithi (widow of When Breath Becomes Air author Paul Kalanithi), stylist Stacy London, rocker Amanda Palmer, Girls writer and comedian Yassir Lester, CNN’s Brian Stelter, WNBA All-Star Chamique Holdsclaw, Kim Goldman (sister of Ron Goldman), and Michael Greif (director of the 2017 Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen).

This event is free and open to the public. The author will be speaking from 7-8 PM followed by questions and book signing.

Wednesday April 10 7-8:30 PM
Grief Birdhouse Project Workshop
Red Cross Building
4624 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
$25 – Includes Birdhouse Project Kit

The Birdhouse Project is a step-by-step project to help us identify and find our way back to life after loss. By seeing how these blank pieces represent the pieces of our lives, we can express our weaknesses, strengths and desires as we symbolically rebuild our lives, so we are ready to reinvest in a new life. This building process encourages us to spend time exploring our emotions and putting each in its proper place. Whether we share our feelings or keep them to ourselves, the important thing is that we are putting the pieces back together in a meaningful, constructive way. To the learn more about Birdhouse Project visit Register online at

 Friday April 12 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Tea and Conversations about Grief Meetup
TeaHaus Ann Arbor
204–206 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Sometimes all you need is a good conversation and a nice cup of tea.
That is why GrieveWell has created a supportive place for people to come together and share stories of grief and loss with others who have been through similar experiences. Enjoy a cup of tea and join a conversation with others who have lost a loved one. GrieveWell staff will be available to answer questions about our programs, and share resources about grief.


More to be announced soon soon!

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