Welcome to our calendar of events for summer 2019, featuring the best death positive events around the globe!


Into the Night – Portraits of Life and Death, a documentary featuring Caitlin, is available to watch on Hulu.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs Book Tour: catch Caitlin in the following cities this fall!

Los Angeles | New York | Washington D.C. | Philadelphia | Seattle | San Francisco | Denver |



Death Salon is the event series of The Order. There is no Death Salon scheduled for 2019 as we are working on creating a new model that will be accessible to more people.  To be notified of updates and  future events, please sign up for our mailing list.



Sarah  Fornace’s Manual Cinema will be performing their adaptation of the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation in various cities throughout the summer. Full details available on their calendar.

Joanna Ebenstein and her Morbid Anatomy Library is hosting Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition, in Brooklyn NY through July 28th, when they will be celebrating the end of their summer residency with a Summer Garden Party.

Movie Club and Discussion Order of the good Death Patreon members will be watching and discussing A Certain Kind of Death on July 10th. Join our Patreon and receive exclusive member rewards, like access to secret platforms, patron-only merch, over 190 patron-only posts and videos, and access to our regular Instagram video series Ask Caitlin  and Death Facts, plus MUCH MORE!



From the Hostile Terrain exhibit.


Cannibals: Myth and Reality will be on exhibit through 2020 in San Diego, CA.

Hostile Terrain, a global exhibit about America’s Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border. Various dates and locations around d the U.S. Dates through 2020.

Cemetery Tours with Allison Meier, ongoing at various locations through July 2019.

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition through July 28th, in New York.

Dying Matters Conference on May 13th in Derby, UK.

We Need to Talk About Death with Dr. Kathryn Mannix on May 14th, in Leicester, UK.

Death is Elsewhere in New York, through September 2nd.

Graveyard Shift in New York through September 4th.

What is a Good Death? on July 19 and 20th in Cambridge, U.K.

Cemetery Shorts on August 2nd, in Brooklyn, NY. Order of the Good Death followers get a 50% discount on tickets. Use the  CEMETERY50 code!

Know Biddy: A Story of Resilience, Wreath Laying Ceremony on August 15th, in Los Angeles.

The Creeping Museum Artist Market and Fairytale Salon in Portland on August 24th.




14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal September 4-7, Bath, U.K.

Mystical Menagerie Market & Fashion Show on September 14th, in New York – a bundle of Order of the Good Death merch will be part of a raffle to benefit Third Wave Fund, an organization led by and for queer and trans folks of color working for gender justice to end patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia and misogyny.

International Queer Death Studies Conference November 2019 in Sweden



PAST DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS: Winter 2017 – Summer 2018

Queer Cultural Center’s A History of Violence Exhibit explores of the social and political context of violence against and within queer communities, opens June 7th, in San Francisco, CA.

Ebony G. Patterson‘s exhibit, they were…  examines the underlying issues of violence and visibility. On view through April 1st, in Normal, IL.

Queer Death Studies Workshop will focus on Death and Dying in a Queer Context for their third year. May 30th and 31st in Sweden.

Nora Menkin will be performing at She is FIERCE: stories from the genderqueer and female perspective, CRIMINAL edition, on April 6th & 7th, in Seattle, WA.

Angela Hennessy’s Where and When I Enter features woven, crocheted and braided synthetic and human hair sculptures that boldly reclaim delicate Victorian-era crafts of mourning ritual, layered with signifiers of race, femininity and sensuality. Through December 2nd, San Francisco, CA.

Artist Lisa Nilsson will discuss her practice in creating paper quilled work for Connective Tissue on December 12th, in Philadelphia.

Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hairwork, a new exhibit will open at the Mutter Museum on January 18th, in Philadelphia.

The Afterlife of Pets will take place in a pet aquamation facility where visitors will learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition. February 3, Seattle, WA.

Still…Till – Why Then? What Now? A series of events examining the death of Emmett Till, and the circumstances like community and systemic racism, that contributed to his murder. In Chicago, IL, every Tuesday in February.

A Wake For Jeremy Bentham (yes, that Jeremy Bentham and his head). Gather to discuss the role of death and grief in society, in London, on February 15th.

Black in Brooklyn is a tour celebrating the unique stories of Black lives in Green-Wood Cemetery. In Brooklyn, NY on February 17th.