September 28, 7 pm at Book Soup in Los Angeles (8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood)
September 29, 7:30 pm at Powell’s City of Books in Portland (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
September 30, 7 pm at Bookshop Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz (1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz)
October 1, 7 pm at The Bone Room in Berkeley (North Berkeley Public Library, 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley) PLEASE NOTE: Seating capacity is limited to 60 and requires a reservation. The RSVP email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number for RSVPs is (510) 526-5252
October 4, 5 & 6 Death Salon: Mutter Museum in Philadelphia (Mutter Museum and various locations)
October 8, 7 pm, Strand Bookstore in New York City (828 Broadway, NYC)
October 9, 8 pm Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn (424-A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn)
The Order’s own Death Salon will be taking place on October 5th & 6th, opening with a VIP Death Ball and including daytime and evening events and curated by Order member Megan Rosenbloom. In addition to the incredible talks and performances you’ve come to expect from us, we will also be featuring a Dark Artisans’ Bazaar. For the full lineup or to purchase tickets visit the Death Salon website.
Carla Valentine will be will be speaking about her latest project, Remains To Be Seen: Engaging Audiences with Human Remains at the Ideal Death Show on September 5th in Winchester, UK.
Annabel de Vetten and Sarah Troop at Harold and Maude: An Evening of Film, Food and Funerals on September 27th in Los Angeles, California.
Nora Menkin will be presenting From Coffins to Corpses: Pulling Back the Curtain on the Funeral Industry at Death: OK in Portland Oregon on October 17th.
Paul Koudounaris will be doing a talk and showing his photographs at the Bram Stoker Film Fest in Whitby, UK on October 22nd – 25th.
Pia Interlandi will be conducting a dressing demonstration at Paper Garments For The Grave in Hobart, Tasmania on October 24th. Also, Pia’s organization the Natural Death Advocacy Network will be co-hosting a conference with the GroundSwell Project, Doing Death Differently: 2nd Annual Death Literacy Conference on October 9h – 11th in Melbourne, Australia.
Vanessa Ruiz will be speaking at TEDMED in Palm Springs, California on November 18th – 20th.
INSTITUTIONS RUN BY ORDER OF THE GOOD DEATH MEMBERS
The following institutions are run by members of the Order and offer a full calendar year of death positive events that are open to the public.
The Body Appropriate, located in San Francisco, is run by Order Member Stephanie Stewart-Bailey. This Fall season The Body Appropriate will feature a Postmortem Body Care Demonstration, A Sound Public Dissection, a Public Dissection and Anatomical Drawing. Check the entire schedule here.
Join Technical Curator, Carla Valentine for an incredible array of events inside a stunning Victorian pathology museum in London. Throughout the Fall season you can attend a Dumb Supper, a feast honoring the dead, ‘pot’ a fixed animal organ to take home with you or spend a chilling evening exploring the scented worlds of Gothic movies. Check out these and so much more on the Barts Pathology Museum event page.
Joanna Ebenstein’s incomparable Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn should be on every Deathling’s bucket list. In addition to visiting the museum you can catch any number of workshops, field trips, lectures and unique events. Coming up this season you can attend a taxidermy class, a Victorian Hair Art workshop or an illustrated lecture on Death and Disaster on the (Gramophone) Record. Visit their website for a full listing of events and visiting hours.
OTHER DEATH POSITIVE EVENTS IN FALL 2015
The Ideal Death Show is weekend gathering of entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives from the UK funeral industry.
When Death Comes is an art space and series of events where people can come together to think about, talk about, and create their own work about dying and living.
Death: The Human Experience an art exhibit that explores the human response to death through hundreds of objects and stories from across the world, from ancient times to modern day.
Death: OK, Let’s Talk About It is a day of inspiration, information & connection surrounding the subject of death.
Craig Young lecture, “Making a place for the dead: developing inter-disciplinary perspectives on contemporary encounters with dead bodies”
London Month of the Dead is a series of month long talks and activities about death.