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  Join us at Death and Cupcakes

as we gather in community! 

Saturday, March 2 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.

Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro 

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

Through open and honest dialogue, this community support group raises awareness about topics surrounding death that often remain taboo. Death and Cupcakes provides a safe place to ask questions, share your story, be witnessed, and listen to the insights of others on death, dying, loss, grief and renewal. 

This facilitated event is led by heart2heartnc director Cathy Brooksie Edwards, and includes live music by musician Amy Durso. There are short periods of mindfulness meditation, and of course, cupcakes. 


A person can choose to share a story around their loss of a beloved and the grief they are feeling. Some people talk about the actual journey through their grief process and where they are in the present time.  There are many folks who just choose to sit and quietly witness what the other participates are sharing. 


The common unspoken thread among everyone is the courage to embrace the conversation. 

“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

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

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