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September 2018

2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Guelph, ON

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Silence, 46 Essex St
Guelph, Ontario N1H3K8 Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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International Death Symposium: Toronto, ON

September 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - September 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Chestnut Conference Centre/ University of Toronto, 89 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G1R1 Canada
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full symposium schedule here: http://www.torontodeathsociety.org/portfolio.html SATURDAY SOIREE & CONCERT at OISE Auditorium - 252 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 SATURDAY EVENING IS A NIGHT DEDICATED TO THE HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC OF TRADITIONAL IRISH KEENING, ZIMBABWEAN MBIRA ANCESTRAL SONGS, AND  PROFOUND AND POETIC STORYTELLING AND READINGS WOVEN INTIMATELY WITH MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT. THIS IS A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED! MINGLE, MEET AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT AND A CELEBRATION OF ALL THAT DEATH AND LIFE HAVE TO OFFER. KEENING (TRADITIONAL GRIEF/LAMENTS) & READINGS WITH…

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October 2018

Orphan Wisdom School ~ People by the Times Begotten 4/4

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Orphan Wisdom Deacon, Ontario K0J1X0 Canada + Google Map

Closed Class Scholars of this class of the Orphan Wisdom School gather for their sessions in Ontario, Canada. SESSION 1 of 4: June 7th - 11th, 2017 SESSION 2 of 4: October 25th - 29th, 2017 SESSION 3 of 4: June 13 - 17th, 2018 SESSION 4 of 4: October 3rd - 7th,  2018 I would not have guessed it, years ago, but the longer the Orphan Wisdom School is up and running the more that people with undiagnosed, undisclosed and indefensible…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Winnipeg, MB

They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Edmonton, AB

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Metro Cinema Edmonton, 8712 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1E9
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Calgary, AB

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary, Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Vancouver, BC

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SFU-Golcorp Centre For The Arts, 149 West Hastings St BC Canada + Google Map

They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Vancouver, BC

October 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Banyen Books and Sound, 3608 W 4th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P1 Canada
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The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble "Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Sunday, October 14th (10am-4pm) Host: Banyen Books & Sound, Vancouver, BC - event page Tickets available here Come of Age by Stephen Jenkinson | Official Book Trailer 'Come of Age' book video trailer The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen.  And there's the weather, and the waters. The…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Salt Spring Island, BC

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtSpring, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Duncan, BC

October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
O.U.R. Ecovillage, 1565 Baldy Mountain Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W2 Canada
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TICKET LINK here They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Victoria, BC

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, Oak Bay High, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Seattle, WA

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave
Seattle, WA United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Portland, OR

October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eliot Center, 1211 SW Main St.
Portland, OR United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Tucson, AZ

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mercado San Agustin (MSA) Annex, 267 S Avenida del Convento
Tucson, AZ United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Nevada City, CA

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Miner’s Foundry, 325 Spring St
Nevada City, CA United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Bay Area-Mill Valley, CA

October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mt. Tam UMC, 410 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Los Angeles, CA

October 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thayer Hall/ Colburn School, 200 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Boulder, CO

October 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ETown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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November 2018

2018 Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour: Ithaca, NY

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd
Ithaca, NY United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: NYC, NY

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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$35

They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Ypsilanti, MI

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St.
Ypsilanti, MI United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour: Minneapolis, MN

November 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cedar, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN United States
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Ottawa, ON

November 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St
Ottawa, Ontario K1S3X3 Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ Rowe, MA

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble "Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 at Rowe, Massachusetts Rowe event link The Rowe Centre is thrilled and excited to announce that Stephen will be returning to present this program. Though that is a long way off, they want to give you first opportunity to register for the program now, and at 2017 prices. and with a better chance…

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December 2018

2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Toronto, ON (night 1 of 2)

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Factory Theater 125 Bathurst Street Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2, 125 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2 Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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2018 Nights of Grief & Mystery Tour: Toronto, ON (night 2 of 2)

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Factory Theater 125 Bathurst Street Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2, 125 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2 Canada
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They are nights in which love letters to life are written and read. There’s some boldness in them. They have that tone. These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’ve become timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery, quixotic, with some swagger. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery. Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there...that’s what’s…

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February 2019

Come of Age: Author Reading and Reportage ~ San Francisco, CA

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - February 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
California Institute of Ingral Studies, 1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble - 'Come of Age' book video trailer "Getting older is inevitable, becoming an elder is a skill. " Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW Friday Feb 1st, 2019 (7-9pm) Live Conversation https://www.ciis.edu/public-programs/public-programs-event-calendar/jenkinson-stephen-convo-ss19 https://www.facebook.com/events/175516149962852/ Saturday Feb 2nd, 2019 (10-4pm) daylong talk https://www.ciis.edu/public-programs/public-programs-event-calendar/jenkinson-stephen-wks-ss19 https://www.facebook.com/events/139705013570001/ The California Institute of Integral Studies is thrilled and excited to announce that Stephen will be returning to present this program. Though that is a long way off, they want to give…

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May 2019

Orphan Wisdom School: Come From Away ~ overseas class

May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

This is a closed class for scholars known as 'People Come From Away'. SESSION 1 of 4: May 17-21st, 2017 in Wales SESSION 2 of 4: May 30 - June 3rd, 2018 in Árneshreppur, Iceland SESSION 3 of 4: May 22-26, 2019 location to be determined SESSION 4 of 4: spring 2020 date and location to be determined  To all those who have subtly and ferociously petitioned, pleaded for and pointedly required some incarnation of the Orphan Wisdom School over on your…

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