Chaotic Good: Why the Occult Matters Now (More Than Ever), July 8th, Los Angeles.
Death & the Maiden Conference, Keynote speaker July 21st-24th, Winchester, U.K.
FALL 2017 – Caitlin will be on tour promoting her NEW BOOK, From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death this fall! You can pre-order the book here. Check Caitlin’s NEW WEBSITE for a full listing of book tour events and appearances!
The Order’s sister site, Death & the Maiden, will be hosting their first conference July 21st-24th at the University of Winchester. Caitlin Doughty will be a keynote speaker. There will be fascinating talks, a field trip to the Necropolis Railway, learn the art of Victorian hair work or how to make a beautiful shroud in one of the hands-on workshops offered, attend art exhibits, theatrical and music performances, and more! For full schedule of events and tickets visit the conference website.
Undertaking LA morticians Caitlin Doughty and Amber Carvaly host death care workshops in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending please sign up for the Undertaking LA mailing list by following the instructions outlined here. You can read a bit more about the workshops in Taking Care Of The Dead At Home, And Other Matters Of Mortality on LAist.
Death Salon is the event series of The Order, that brings together independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality by sharing knowledge and art. Our next Death Salon will take place in Seattle, September 8-10, 2017. Programming can be viewed here. For updates on ticket availability visit the Death Salon website or sign up for our mailing list.
ORDER OF THE GOOD DEATH MEMBERS
Joanna Ebenstein will be speaking at The Victorian Cult of Mourning, an afternoon symposium devoted to exploring the arts and culture of Victorian mourning with illustrated talks and show-and-tell presentations of period artifacts. This event will take place on June 10th in NY, NY.
Landis Blair will have a table at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, June 17th-18th, in Ann Arbor, MI. He will also be speaking on a the Nonfiction Graphic Novels panel at San Diego Comic Con, on July 22nd in San Diego.
Elizabeth Harper will be on hand for a tour of The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, to provide tour goers with a slew of secrets and mysteries that surround St. Vibiana, the patron saint of Los Angeles. Join her on July 1st in Los Angeles, CA.
Sarah Chavez and Elizabeth Harper will be presenting at the Death & the Maiden Conference, July 21st – 24th, in Winchester, U.K.
OTHER DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS
Healing the Sick, Burying the Dead: Traditions, Rituals, and Rites of Healing and Death in the Black Religious Experience – a symposium on exploring what is culturally, historically, and religiously significant in how African Americans bury the dead and attempt to heal the sick. On June 16th, in Washington D.C.
African Burial Ground Dedication Ceremony – June 17th in Menands, NY.
Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery – Juneteenth is a nationally-recognized commemorative day celebrating the abolishment of slavery. Celebrate this historic day by touring the African American burial grounds, engaging in African American burial records and descendant research and various activities for kids. On June 19th in Atlanta, GA.
Learn the Art of Victorian Hair Work – In this hands-on workshop, you’ll immerse yourself in the Victorian craft and tradition of mourning jewelry in the form of hair art. June 25th in Brooklyn, NY.
The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles – a tour of LA’s forgotten burial grounds. June 25th in Los Angeles, CA.
You’re Going to Die Presents You’re Alive: A Mortal Celebration – YG2D Presents hosts shows steeped in the context of mortality, showcasing inspiringly enlivening musical acts with movingly entertaining spoken word. August 11th, in San Francisco, CA.