BETHEL – Susan Poulin, award-winning writer and performer, will present a memoir, “The Full Angel,” a celebration of life, loss, love and hope, Sunday, Feb. 10, at West Parish Congregational Church.

In “The Full Angel,” Poulin creates concise, arresting vignettes that chronicle the death of her mother, her family’s struggle and courage, and the healing power of love. In a surprising combination of humor, guilt, despair and acceptance, Poulin creates a portrait of a family reshaped by circumstances beyond its control.

The performance will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Church Street. Afterwards, Bethel counselor Wayne DuPlessis will facilitate a discussion.

Poulin has shared her new memoir with numerous bereavement and hospice groups, and was encouraged to share it with others. DuPlessis has met with Poulin to ensure the discussion after her program is as meaningful and helpful as possible.

Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” Poulin has created and toured her original theatrical productions for 15 years. In collaboration with Gordon Carlisle, she has created the critically acclaimed plays “In My Head I’m Thin,” “Ida – Woman Who Runs With the Moose!,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale!,” “Spousal Deafness … and Other Bones of Contention” and “Pardon My French!”. In addition, her essays have been heard on Maine and New Hampshire Public Radio.

The program is presented as a community service by the To Your Health Committee of Western Mountains Senior College, MSAD 44/Community Education, Bethel Family Health Center and DuPlessis.

It is open to the public. Admission is free; however, donations will be accepted to offset senior college expenses. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call Rosabelle Tifft at 824-2053.

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