Gerda reads from Memory’s Last Breath this coming Thursday, June 29th at 6:30 pm, ART ACCESS, 230 SOUTH 500 WEST, #110, Salt Lake City

Attendance is FREE and open to the public. ASL interpreter provided. IT WOULD BE LOVELY TO SEE YOU THERE!

DATE: Thursday, June 29th, TIME: 6:30pm

LOCATION: ART ACCESS, 230 SOUTH 500 WEST, #110, Salt Lake City

Questions or accommodation re- quests? Please call 801.328.9868 or contact heidi@accessart.org

As part of our Creative Aging Project, Art Access is proud to present a public reading by acclaimed author, Gerda Saunders from her newly published personal memoir Memory’s Last Breath.

Saunders’ book is uncharted territory in the writing on dementia. One in nine Americans will experience dementia in their lifetime. Based on the “field notes” she keeps in her journal, Memory’s Last Breath is Saunders’ astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa.