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Death and Cupcakes

Saturday, December 7

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro 

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Death and Cupcakes, modeled after Death Cafes, provides a safe space to ask questions, share your story, be witnessed, sit quietly in present time, and listen to the insights of others on death, dying, loss, grief, and renewal.


This heart-centered community support group, facilitated by heart2heartnc director Cathy Brooksie Edwards with live music by musician Amy Durso, raises awareness about topics surrounding death that often remain taboo. In addition to encouraging open and honest dialogue, there will be short periods of mindfulness meditation, and of course, cupcakes. The common unspoken thread among everyone is the courage to embrace the conversation around death.

Join us

This free event is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library. No registration is required.

​About Death Cafes

Death Cafes are part of a global movement.  The idea was born from the writings of Bernard Crettaz, a Swiss sociologist who believes talking about death leads to authenticity.

At a Death Cafe, the community gathers to discuss life and death, with a serving of tea and cake. The objective is to raise awareness through open conversation about a topic that remains taboo. The idea is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”

Death Cafes are not-for-profit and there is no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product, or course of action. Learn more at

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. 

It took me years to  understand that this, too, was a gift.”

~ Mary Oliver Thirst

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