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January 2019

Charlotte Public Library Book Discussion Series

January 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte, VT, 212 Ferry Road
Charlotte, VT 05445
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Charlotte Public Library is sponsoring a weekly book discussion on four Mondays in January, beginning on January 7th. This series will be based on Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush's book: "Walking Each Other Home." Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “We are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of living.” Poet & hospice activist, Pam MacPherson, facilitates…

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November 2017

Norwich University School of Nursing’s Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

November 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I am so honored to be asked to be the keynote speaker for Norwich University School of Nursing's Inaugural White Coat Ceremony!  With the support of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, white coats will be conferred upon 43 second year nursing students who are ready to enter the clinical phase of their training.   The students will then recite an oath promising to deliver humanistic, compassionate care to those they serve. A memorable day awaits both the students, faculty, families…

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Vigil: Sacred Presence to the Dying

November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Road
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Free
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June 2017

South Burlington Senior Center Reading

June 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
South Burlington City Hall, 575 Dorset Street
So. Burlington, VT 05403
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Free

Reading of poetry and sharing of vigil-sitting experiences as the featured program at South Burlington Senior Center gathering.

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May 2017

Private Book Group Reading

May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reading and discussion of Vigil poetry and vigil-sitting experiences with a small group in a private home.

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April 2017

“Delicious Words 2017”

April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dianne Shullenberger Gallery, 228 Nashville Road
Jericho, VT 05465
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$25

A lovely Spring afternoon's presentation in Dianne Shullenberger's Gallery by four Vermont artisans.  (Minimum donation of $25 will benefit COTS)  This event is a repeat of event on April 9th.

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“Delicious Words 2017”

April 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dianne Shullenberger Gallery, 228 Nashville Road
Jericho, VT 05465
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$25

A lovely Spring afternoon's presentation in Dianne Shullenberger's Gallery by four Vermont artisans.  (Minimum donation of $25 will benefit COTS) Rosalind Daniels: Fiber Abstractions (presentation and viewing of quilted fiber art pieces) Pamela MacPherson: Reading from Vigil: The Poetry of Presence Maya Parry: Dramatic Monologue on the life and legacy of Clarina Nichols, Vermont's earliest feminist. Rosa Costsellano: Reading from Low Beating Drum: Voices from the Margin Featuring Delectable Treats by Dessert Chefs John and Liz Snell

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March 2017

Charlotte Senior Center

March 27, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte, VT, 212 Ferry Road
Charlotte, VT 05445
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Free

Reading of Vigil poetry and discussion of quality end-of-life care.

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Author Reading

March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Joslin Memorial Library, 4391 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673
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Pam MacPherson will share her experiences of sitting vigil with dying individuals through the reading of poetry and telling the stories around the poems.

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January 2017

UVMMC No One Dies Alone Program

January 31, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Vigil sitting workshop with Charley MacMartin and Pam MacPherson for UVM Medical Center's No One Dies Alone volunteers.  Private event for program volunteers only.

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Vigil: The Poetry of Presence Author Reading

January 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Pam MacPherson will share stories of vigil sitting and read the poems that come from those experiences. Learn more about the very end of life and its sacredness during this tender time of transition.  The public is invited. Books will be available along with signing by the author.

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Vigil Sitting II with Author and Poet Pamela Heinrich MacPherson

January 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Readings, storytelling and sharing about the richness and variety of experiences found in sitting vigil with the dying. Hallowell Singers, a chorus of volunteer singers trained to practice the therapeutic art of singing for the dying, will join in this session. Private event for Brattleboro Area Hospice Volunteers.

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October 2016

Author Reading

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Library, 15 Ferry Road
Charlotte, VT 05445 United States
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August 2016

Author Reading

August 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NHHPCO Vol Educ Day

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Author Reading

August 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SWS at Leddy Camp

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Author Reading

August 8, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Elderly Services, Inc. Project Independence  

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July 2016

Author Reading

July 27, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

SWS Fitzberald Camp

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Author Reading

July 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sommerville, MA 1st and Last Poetry Series

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Author Reading

July 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl St.
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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FUUSB Service

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Workshop

July 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WUTD

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