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When Love Meets Grief Book Launch Event

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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This event is co-sponsored by Lakewood and Conversations with Kelly. We are honored to welcome Kelly Grosklags to the new Welcome Center for a special book launch and signing. Light refreshments will be provided. There is no registration for this event, all are welcome!

Readings will take place at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Book sales and signing will be available throughout the event.

About the Book

When Love Meets Grief is a beautiful compilation of interactions from nearly three decades of Kelly Grosklags’ career working in oncology, end-of-life care and grief work. This book speaks to the possibility of living with hope and solace regardless of life’s circumstances. Kelly’s messages have universal appeal, offering comfort to anyone searching for reassurance, insights and peace.

The book’s heartfelt stories explore themes of gratitude, hope, courage, living in the moment, honoring grief, forgiveness and embracing love as a healing medicine. Kelly, an intuitive practitioner, speaker, and esteemed therapist, uses her deep reserves of compassion and wisdom to support those suffering from illness, trauma, and loss.

About the Author

Kelly Grosklags has nearly 30 years of experience working with individuals facing serious illness and grief. She is an international speaker, podcast host and executive producer of the award-winning documentary, “Dying Is Not Giving Up.” She is the author of two books: A Comforted Heart and When Love Meets Grief. Kelly has earned a fellowship in Thanatology and Grief Counseling. For more information, visit Conversations with Kelly and Dying Is Not Giving Up.

The Lakewood Welcome Center

This event will be held in the Lakewood Welcome Center Community Room. This stunning space offers the perfect opportunity for conversations and education. As part of our vision to reimagine the role of a cemetery in modern life, Lakewood is proud to offer this dedicated community space to gather and explore topics related to death, grief, nature, art and more. Learn more about the Welcome Center.

Two people approach the Lakewood Welcome Center, walking a garden path at sunrise


Parking is available along the roads inside Lakewood’s gates unless otherwise noted with no parking signs. Handicap parking will be available near the Welcome Center entrance. Lakewood does not have an onsite parking lot – it is street parking only. This means you may have to park a short distance from your destination and walk. We strongly encourage carpooling and taking public transportation.


Metro Transit lines 6 and 23 stop directly outside of Lakewood’s gates, a short walk to the Welcome Center.


Please lock bikes at the rack near the main entrance gates. Do not lock bikes to trees or signs, or leave bicycles unlocked on the grounds.

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