A Virtual Book Talk and Signing with Caitlin Doughty on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm
A conversation between Caitlin Doughty, mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser, and Starfire, Philly’s premiere Curator of Energy & Creative Expression. The two will discuss Caitlin’s “Life in Death,” and what it means to be a death advocate. No question is off limits as they talk the mental, financial, and social realities of being a full time advocate in 2020. Who knows, this conversation might help you see the benefits of having curious conversations about death yourself!
The conversation will also address Caitlin’s book, WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS?, and why kids ask such blunt questions about death from a place of curiosity and wonder. Can we give grandma a Viking funeral? What would happen if you swallowed a bag of popcorn before you died and were cremated? Why don’t bugs eat people’s bones? Can I preserve my dead body in amber like a prehistoric insect? If I died making a stupid face, would it be stuck like that forever?
This free virtual book talk will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom. A ‘What to Expect’ email, with information on how to log in, will be sent to everyone who RSVPs before the talk. (Please note, tickets will be live until 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2020.)
The first 50 guests who purchase a paperback copy of WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? from the Midtown Scholar Bookstore will receive a custom sticker with their order. Every purchase of the paperback will include a signed bookplate from the author with a custom stamp of Caitlin’s face. You can pre-order your paperback here.
This event is free with an RSVP but donations of any size are appreciated. Donations will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries and can be made through the RSVP link.
ABOUT Caitlin Doughty Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, activist, and funeral industry rabble-rouser. In 2011 she founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death, which has spawned the death positive movement. Her educational webseries Ask a Mortician has been viewed almost 150 million times. All three of her books, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, From Here to Eternity, and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? were New York Times best-sellers. She lives in Los Angeles, where she owns a funeral home, Clarity Funerals.
ABOUT Starfire As a Mistress of Ceremonies (Host), Actor, Creative Director & Educator. STARFIRE has artistically collaborated with companies such as : Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Walnut Street and Arden Theatre Education Departments, ASAP Drama Program, Shakespeare In Clark Park, 1812, Theatre In The X, Painted Bride Arts Center, Theatre Horizon, Fringe Arts, Powerstreet Theatre Company, DG Jam, Kimmel Center, Mural Arts, Putty Dance Project, Menzfit, TLM Communications, 267 Productions, ACLU Pa, Urban Creatives, Vinyl Tap 215, NKCDC, PACDC, Swim Pony & many more.