The Loss World is a personal journey of growth and healing.
Based on journals written over the course of a few years.
It's not about forgetting ~ but remembering and learning to live in a new reality.
Available in print, ebook, and on now on Audible.
The Loss World Companion.
Use as a tool to stimulate personal thoughts, reflections and emotions.
It began simply as a journal through grief.
Then it became a book.
That inspired a play, an enhanced reading performance piece,
a short film, an audiobook, and a workbook.
Loss is inevitable. Grief is individual.
Living with grief is a process.
We never "get over it" but we can get through it.
The Loss World is now available as an audiobook on Audible.
Narrated by the author, it brings the process of grief and healing through all its stages.
The audiobook is based fully on the original published book.
An additional audiobook has been requested to feature writings from the play and the enhanced readings that are not included in the book. Release date: late 2023.
The Loss World Monologues
Available as a 80 minute one act stage play
Performed in black box, or as a performance reading by multiple actors.
The original play was performed with 9 women, each on their separate journey as they moved through their grief and learned the value of love and personal strength.
Script is a combination of pieces from the book and previously non published works.
Although written for women, it is not gender exclusive.
The Loss World Monologues -
a short film
Mary London Szpara
This project was made possible by the
a division of the
Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, the Blumenthal Endowment
Cabarrus Arts Council.
Songwriter/Performer Kelly Zirbes and Playwright/Author Mary London Szpara combined efforts to create a new experience.
TLWM 2.0 features many monolgues from the original stage play, new monologues and edited monologues adapted/edited for a single performer.
Zirbes, a prolific songwriter and performer, culled music from her extensive song catalog to incorporate into the enhanced reading. New music, inspired by the readings, were created specifically for TLWM 2.0 by Zirbes
Some full length songs of the pices used in TLWM 2.0 can be found on the album
Kelly's Lot Bittersweet
The Loss World on Audibile
The Loss World Monologues - A Short Film
The Loss World Monologues 2.0
Due to Covid 19, all 2020-2022 dates were cancelled or postponed
Grief Group - Private
PO Box 406 Midland, North Carolina 28107, United States