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April 21, 2024
4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Danielle Ariano THE REQUIREMENT OF GRIEF (With Judith Krummeck)

Please join the Ivy Bookshop to celebrate Danielle Ariano’s forthcoming memoir!

In a profoundly moving account that captures the duality of human experience, Ariano puts grief under a microscope, dares to bring it into sharp focus and then watches how it transforms over time.

Ariano will be joined in conversation with the incredible Judith Krummeck! Books and a pop up bar will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

Danielle Ariano was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, but became a Baltimorean when she moved to the city for college. She was indeed charmed by Baltimore’s quirky, artsy vibe. Ariano is the author of The Requirement of Grief, a meditation on the complexities of the sister bond and the grief that comes when that bond is broken by a sibling’s suicide. Ariano received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Baltimore. As part of her thesis, she wrote, designed and published her first book, Getting Over the Rainbow, a memoir recounting her humorous and sometimes painful experiences coming out as a lesbian. Ariano’s work has been published in Salon, Huff Post, Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Fishbowl, North Dakota Quarterly, Cobalt Review, and Welter. She is a former columnist for Baltimore Gay Life, and she has been featured on WYPR’s radio show, The Signal. When she is not writing, Ariano works as a cabinetmaker. She has great reverence for the hallowed, dusty smell of a woodshop. She finds it thrilling to see a thing take shape from scratch. She loves trees and all the beautiful patterns that can result in woodgrain from stress, insect damage, or even the loss of a limb. She believes that people are very similar to trees in this respect. She lives in Lutherville, Maryland with her wife, son, and dog.

Judith Krummeck is a writer, broadcaster, and immigrant living in Baltimore. She is the evening drive-time host for the classical music station, WBJC, and she holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts. Her debut novel, The Deceived Ones, is forthcoming in May, 2024. Her biographical memoir, Old New Worlds, was a finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards. Previously, she published a memoir-in-essays, Beyond the Baobab, about her immigrant experience. Her screenplay of André Brink’s Booker-nominated novel, Philida, is in development in South Africa.

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