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Meet the Author: Angjolie Mei | Night at the Library '21

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Meet Writer Angjolie Mei

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What will you read from a tell-all book from a female funeral director? The most unimaginable lengths taken to send a person to the afterlife, superstitions and rites to observe and the logic or reason they are observed, and the added challenges of handling Covid-19 deaths. Join us for a meet-the-author session featuring funeral director, author, and entrepreneur AngJolie Mei as she shares what it means to navigate through the uncertainty in the face of death, to accompany families of the deceased through their grieving process, and reflect on how the industry in Singapore has evolved in her eyes through the second edition of her book, Dying to Meet You (2020, Epigram Books).

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Angjolie Mei is one of Singapore's few female funeral directors. She ventured into the funeral industry after the unexpected passing of her father. Since starting The Life Celebrant in 2010, she has modernised the funerary services to better cater to grieving families. She collects stories of her time in the business in the second edition of her book, Dying to Meet You (2020, Epigram Books).

About the Series:

How do human beings behave in times of uncertainty? What goes on behind the scenes of writing ghost stories? How can we approach mortality and living? Can we joke about death?

Night at the Library 2021 will bring to the fore of these conversations with over 12 programmes, through online talks and panels, illustrated and original ghost stories, a self-directed trail and a podcast.

Bringing writers who explore supernatural in literature and as cultural phenomenon, to professionals who encounter mortality in the fields of funeral planning and end of life care, Night at the Library will confront the uncertainties of reality and horrors that keep us awake at night.

Find out more at www.go.gov.sg/natl2021

You might be keen on these reads specially selected for Night at the Library here: www.go.gov.sg/natl2021books

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