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2nd Annual Death Faire - featuring Stephen Jenkinson

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Abundance NC @ The Plant

220 Lorax Lane

Pittsboro, NC 27312

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2ND ANNUAL DEATH FAIRE

featuring DIE WISE Keynote Workshop with Stephen Jenkinson

Sunday, Nov 5, 12 pm - 2 pm

At The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, NC




TICKET OPTIONS:

Death Faire - $10 Adult General Admission

Death Faire - $5 Kids ages 8+ (under 8 are free!)

DIE WISE Keynote - EARLY BIRD til Oct 1 - $50.

DIE WISE Keynote - after Oct 1, $65.

DIE WISE at the Gate - $75.

A ticket to Death Faire does not include the DIE WISE workshop - but a ticket to DIE WISE incudes Death Faire.



ABOUT DEATH FAIRE

Join us for a rich day of celebration and remembrance! This event as an actual fair.... there's a little something for everyone! Workshops. Vendors. DED Talks. Kid's Activities. Interactive Altar. Meditation. Fire Spinning. Live music. Food trucks. Cash Bar. Candles everywhere. Dance and celebrate.

This does not have to be a deep dive into the darkest corners of your soul. But if you want to go there, we welcome you! Come curious. Leave with peace of mind.

Our Vendor Village will be open form 2 pm til 5pm, showcasing everything from Green Burial Services to Tattoo artists. Ongoing workshops around grieving, learning of indigenous culture's beliefs, and more.

Open Poetry and Story Telling, Kid's Activities, Dia De Los Muertos Altar, Fire Show, New Orleans Style Funeral Procession, Face Painting, Costume Contest, Design Your Own Coffin, Dancing, "Ded" Talks, Mystical Food and Cocktails.
Music by the Lobo Marino, & Shady Darling and the Velvet Curtain.



ABOUT THE KEYNOTE WORKSHOP

“If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, and if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen – you’ve got to die wise.”

Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Not a seven step coping strategy, not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow, Die Wise is for everyone who, hell or high water, is not going to pull off eternity after all. Dying is not the end of wisdom and wisdom not exhausted by dying. Dying could be and must be the fullest expression and incarnation of what you’ve learned by living. It’s a moral obligation to die well. If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen, you’ve got to die wise.


About Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW
culture activist, teacher, author

Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he has devoted years to revolutionizing grief and dying in North America, redefining what it means to live, and die well. Apprenticed to a master storyteller, he has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations and educator and advocate in the helping professions. He is a skilled craftsman by word and hand, and lives an off-the-grid life.

He is the author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul(2015), Homecoming: The Haiku Sessions – a live recorded teaching (2013), How it All Could Be: A work book for dying people and those who love them (2009), Angel and Executioner: Grief and the Love of Life – a live recorded teaching (2009), as well as Money and The Soul’s Desires: A Meditation (2002), and former contributing author to Palliative Care – Core Skills and Clinical Competencies (2007).



If you are interested in attending Stephen Jenkinson's Nov 3 & 4 workshop "Old Time: Learning Elderhood" at Sparkroot Farm (partner organization just 5 miles from Abundance NC), click here for tickets.

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