Other Events: Early 2017

Death Talk Project sponsors these regular events: Death Talk Goes to the Movies and PDX Death Cafe. Check out what these good folks are offering in the coming months:

Grief Rites is a monthly literary showcase about all things grief, loss, death and dying. Post 134, 2104 NE Alberta St, Portland.

May 2-June 6: Loss to Legacy: A Story Circle, a six-week class hosted by Spirit of Resh Foundation and WinterSpring in Ashland. Download a flier.

May 6-June 3: Understanding Death & Dying: Facing Mortality with Courage and Insight, a four-week class on Saturday mornings with Kris Gould through Portland Underground Graduate School.

May 7: LIVE PERFORMANCE OF A FINISHED HEART. With great emotion and gentle humor, A Finished Heart inspires audience members “to give and receive love in ways unimagined.” Become enveloped by the intimacy of a beautiful marriage as Eliott Cherry performs the conversations he shared with his dying husband. A Finished Heart features story, poetry and an original musical score. 65 minutes, followed by discussion with the author/performer. FREE, made possible by North Portland Neighborhood Services. More info.

May 9A Good Death: A personal blueprint hosted by End of Life Doula Services. Register.

May 13: Motherless Mother’s Day Ceremony & Potluck in Portland with Shae Uisna, or create your own using Shae’s guidelines. RSVP.

May 13: A Healing Ceremony for Women Who Have Lost Children with Heather Michet & Georgena Eggleston. Register. Download a flier.

May 20: Tree of Living & Dying: A Gathering for Sacred Story hosted by Spirit of Resh Foundation in Ashland. Download a flier.

May 31-June 4: 7th Annual Death and Afterlife Awareness Conference, coming to Portland with a May 31 kick-off event co-sponsored by the Death Talk Project: The Dilemma of Death & Language of Loss: A Conversation. Use the promotion code “HP” for $10 off general admission to the full conference.

We’re happy to publicize events offered by others in the community in exchange for reciprocal promotion of the Death Talk Project.

Winter event archive (what’s come and gone…)

Thursday, October 6, join Death:OK presenters Jodie Buller and David Noble, with other panelists, for Innovative, Creative End-of-Life Rituals: New Thoughts, New Paths, New Choices. This is the Northwest Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support’s quarterly gathering at the 18th Avenue Peace House in Portland, 11:30am-1:30pm. More information.

October 6-9: Death:OK presenter Charlene Ray offers Living, Dying and Beyond: A Quest with Nature at Ekone Ranch, Goldendale, WA (home of White Eagle Memorial Preserve). This 4 day intensive, which includes a 24 hour solo quest on the land, explores death in a way that enables us to live a more full and vibrant life. Information & registration: Charlene, 360-320-4443, soulwisdomguide@gmail.com.

Monday, October 10: End of Life Doula Services offers a monthly discussion in SE Portland: Final Talk: End of life doulas-Complements to hospice.

October 17-December 5 on Monday Nights: Death:OK presenter Jennifer Wohl offers The Art of Grief, an 8-week group for widows and widowers, in NW Portland.

October 19-November 16 on Wednesday Nights: Death:OK presenter Shelly Sweeney offers  Write Through Death: A Writing Workshop, in NE Portland.

October 22: A Community Ritual of Grieving offered by Syren Nagakyrie and Kirsten Hale, in Portland.

October 27: Death Talk Project founder Holly Pruett joins local author Casey Jarman for the launch of his book Death: An Oral History, Powell’s on Hawthorne, 7:30 pm.

October 28: Taps for Babies at the Portland Veterans Hospital. Read about last year’s inaugural event and share on Facebook.

October 28-29: Living Earth presents Healing at the Edge: Living & Dying, an evening talk and day-long workshop with Dale Borglum in Portland. Death Talk Project is pleased to cosponsor this event. More info.

October 29All Souls Day Work Party and CeremonyWhite Eagle Memorial Preserve. Wear sturdy work clothes, bring gloves and hand tools, and objects of remembrance for our Lodge altar and the Ceremony blanket. WEMP stewards will be available to answer questions about natural burial. 10am-4pm RSVP with Jodie: whiteeagle@ekone.org

November 4-5Tree of Living & Dying: a Gathering for Sacred Story in Ashland, an evening Sacred Story Ceremony and day-long Contemplative Retreat on Mortality offered by Spirit of Resh Foundation and cosponsors including Death Talk Project. More info.

November 12: An Exploration of Grief through Tea Ceremony & Meditation with Leora Marialicia González. 5-7pm, NE Portland. More info.

December 4: Stories for Bowie: A Party. A Jam. A Potluck. 5:15-8:01pm, SE Portland. More info.

December 9: Death:OK presenter Jessica Thomas PhD, LMFT offers a course for counselors, therapists and other practitioners, Treatment Issues in Death, Loss & Grief: A Systems Perspective, through Lewis & Clark Continuing Education.

January 5, 11:30am-1:30pm, It’s Never Too Late: Bereavement Ceremonies Months or Years After Death Occurs. I’m honored to serve as guest presenter for the second time for the quarterly meeting of the NW Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support. All are welcome. Details.

January 12–February 23, 2017: Cease Not Until Death: a 6 week class

March 5, 2017: Celebrate Silas Memorial 5K to benefit the Dougy Center. Online registration opens December 5, 2016. Learn more about Silas and how his mother created a place for the community to come together to honor grief.

March 29-April 29: Your Life. Your Death. Your Choices. A Six Event Series organized by the Living/Dying Alliance of Southern Oregon.



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