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Death & Cupcake Series



A free discussion gathering that provides a safe space to share stories, celebrate life, and ask questions about sorrow, grief, and love around death and dying. Held in a respectful, confidential, safe space, this is a vulnerable topic – so feel free to express

your sorrow, joy and everything in between. Bring your poetry.

Bring your wisdom. Bring your knowledge. Bring your tears. But most of all – bring an open mind. We endeavor to share our story, sit in quiet accompaniment, mourn, enhance life, ask questions, and of course, eat cake.



Lead by Clinical Director, Cathy Brooksie Edwards, with sacred soundscape from local musicians, this event is open to all.


Chatham Community Library

Holmes Meeting Room

197 NC Hwy 87 North

Pittsboro, NC


March 28, 2020 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

August 29, 2020 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

December 12, 2020 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP, email Brooksie at OR call/text 919-548-4963

FREE (Funding for this event is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.)

“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




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.


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