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Writing Workshop -
"Living with Grief: Writing through MAiD"

David Roche, Inspirational Humorist, Keynote Speaker and Performer, and Bridge C-14 Volunteer
Lynn Chapman, Bridge C-14 Volunteer


  • Are you grieving the loss of a loved one through MAiD?

  • Interested in writing about your experience?

  • Looking for connection in a group with others with lived MAiD experience?

Workshop Description:

This 6-week workshop is designed to help you write about your experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and the grief that comes along with your loss. Through exercises, writing guidance, and connecting through community you will create the space for love by writing your story of grief.

It does not matter how long ago the death occurred. Grief holds any and all feelings; you are encouraged to write what has meaning to you. We honour grief as it is, exactly as you write about it.

Join us Live on Zoom


September 18 to October 30 *

3:30-5:00pm PST   |   6:30-8:00pm EST

(*note there is no session planned on October 9*)

* Registration is now closed for this group.

To have your name added to the waiting list for future workshops, please sign up below. *

About the Facilitators:

David Roche, C.M., has transformed being born with a facial difference into a life that led him to being awarded the Order of Canada. He has had feature roles in several films, including Shameless: The Art of Disability (National Film Board, director Bonnie Klein) and Happy Face (director Alexandre Franchi). As a pioneer performer with a facial vascular malformation, he has performed his one man show The Church of 80% Sincerity from Sydney to Moscow, London to Vancouver and across the US and Canada. His book with the same title has been published by Penguin NY. He has taught storytelling for 30 years to a variety of ages and abilities. Active in his community as well, David was a cofounder of the Childcare Switchboard and Single Parent Resource Center of San Francisco which became a national model and received Ford Foundation funding. He and his wife, Marlena, were cofounders of the first hospital massage program in the US, which also became a national model. David and Marlena have had the joy of performing Love at Second Sight to children hundreds of times throughout Canada and the US; that 24 minute film is now available at no cost at He served as the president of the board of KickstART Disability Arts in Vancouver.  He is a volunteer for Sunshine Coast Hospice. Leading grief writing workshops has totally and wonderfully changed David’s life and he is so pleased to begin working with Bridge C-14.

Lynn Chapman supported her spouse, John, in his decision to pursue MAiD in June 2022. Lynn is a dedicated member of our Bridge C-14 community.

  • Participation is voluntary.

  • Free to join (suggested donation of $50 is appreciated).

  • Registration is required.

Interested in participating?

To add your name to the waitlist for an upcoming writing workshop, get in touch with us today!

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