January 13, 2019

Cathie Borrie Mother of a Story - A different dementia story

We’re telling stories


Cathie Borrie, is our guest. She reads from her family memoir, the long Hello ~ memory, my mother, and me. Cathie Borrie finds magic and poetry in her mother’s language during her phase with Alzheimers. Find out the important lessons she has to teach us all, about the human experience and caregiving and the gift dementia makes possible.

Cathie received high praise from writers Maya Angelou and Lisa Genova. She is graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU in Vancouver, and is currently sculpting a poem from each of the 156 original folk and fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm (translated by Jack Zipes). 


“In many situations that are difficult and challenging, there’s always magic and always beauty.” Cathie Borrie interview, podcast If it’s Not 1 Thing, it’s Your Mother


the long Hello ~ memory, my mother, and me is published by Simon and Schuster in Canada, and Arcade (Skyhorse Publications) in the U.S.


Web site: http://www.cathieborrie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cathie.borrie/

Twitter: @cathieborrie


If it's not 1 Thing, explores the topic of 'mother' from every angle imaginable and some you have not thought of. Each week, hosts Katie Mitchell and Lupe Padilla Mitchell share a new story and have great conversations with the writers, many of whom are in fact not writers by trade. We have excerpts from best selling novels, memoirs, poetry award winners, songwriters, stay at home moms, insurance brokers, teachers, actors, college students and beyond. Some famous. Some not at all. But they all have incredible tales to tell. Story is in our DNA. It's how we make sense of the world around us. We have so much to teach each other. We welcome you to rate and review us.


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