Welcome to our calendar of events for fall/winter 2019/2020, 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 fall 2019!

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

Caitlin will be in conversation with artist Landis Blair about his new book, The Envious Siblings in Milwaukee on October 20th.

Humanities Festival, October 26th, Chicago.

The After Party: An evening of death, crafts, and cocktails on December 14th, in Seattle.

Writers Live! on February 5th, 2020 in Baltimore.



Death Salon is the event series of The Order. There is no Death Salon scheduled for 2020 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.

Dr. John Troyer 14th International Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal September 4-7, Bath, U.K. You can also catch Dr. Troyer for a lecture about Morbid Ink: Human Memorial Tattoo, on October 19th, in London.

Louise Hung will be on hand at 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.

Joanna Ebenstein and her Morbid Anatomy Library has created a new exhibit Lady of Sorrows: a Visual Exploration of Grief and Femininity, in Brooklyn NY opening on September 28th.

Movie Club and Discussion Order of the Good Death Patreon members will be watching and discussing My Love, Don’t Cross That River in September . Join our Patreon and receive exclusive member rewards, like access to secret platforms, patron-only merch, over 200 patron-only posts and videos, and access to our regular Instagram video series Ask Caitlin  and Death Facts, plus MUCH MORE!

Landis Blair will be on tour promoting his new book, The Envious Siblings throughout October.

YES! Presents: A Good Death will be MC’d by our director, Sarah Chavez, and feature many of our founding members including Katrina Spade, Jeff Jorgenson, and Chanel Reynolds. On October 22rd, in Seattle.

Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris will be discussing her book, The Butchering Art, on October 22nd in West Lafayette, and on October 24th, in Holland, MI.

Join Founding Order members Nora Menkin, Greg Lundgren, and Chanel Reynolds for a series of special dinners celebrating 80 years of the People’s Memorial Association. In Seattle on October 27th.

Megan Rosenbloom will be at Dying Tomorrow: The Future of Death and Mourning and Beyond the Body on November 9th, in San Francisco.

Sarah Chavez will be talking death, sex, and magic at Your Magic Live! on February 15, 2020 in Los Angeles.


From the Hostile Terrain exhibit.

Fall 2019/winter 2020 DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS

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 in NYC.

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

Graveyard Shift in New York through September 4th.

Leila Taylor in discussion with Diana London about her new book, Darkly. In Brooklyn on September 19th.

Black Mothers and Childbirth Conference will be the first conference on ‘action to reduce the disparate deaths and damage to Black mothers and babies in England.’ September 23rd, London.

Death, Mourning, and the Hereafter in Mid-19th Century New York Exhibit, September 26 – November 4, NYC.

Self Help Graphics will be hosting art workshops to honor the dead every Saturday in Los Angeles in October.

Deathsploration a month long series of events in Seattle, coming this October.

Vigil Concert: The Commemoration of the Chinese Massacre of 1871 on October 24th, in Los Angeles.

Nightfall at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, on October 27th.

Une Bonne Mort a death and dying conference in Seattle, on November 1st.

International Queer Death Studies Conference in Sweden, November 2019.

The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction in Washington D.C. through January 2020.

The Nest an immersive theatrical experience, inspired by video games on grief and loss. In Los Angeles, January and February 2020.

Dance of the Dead Tour on January 9th, 2020 in London.

You’re Going to Die’s 10th Anniversary Event in San Francisco, on January 18th, 2020.

About Dying Festival in Toronto, January 17th-26th, 2020.

EXIT Architecture: Speculations For the Hereafter in Brookly, NY, January 2nd-February 7th, 2020.

Horror Floral presents: Suffering Organic Impairments, in Elgin, IL, February 7th-29th, 2020.


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.