You're Going to Die

A 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing people creatively into the conversation of death & dying, while helping to inspire & empower them out of the context of unabashedly confronting loss & mortality

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YOU'RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES... w/a conversation with Stephen Jenkinson

  • The Lost Church 65 Capp Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm
$10 online & at the door...

This event is a part of ReImagine End of Life [], co-created by a loose network of interested artists, storytellers, healthcare professionals, innovators, designers, organizations and individuals, banding together to amplify the end-of-life conversation.

The organization was initially inspired by OpenIDEO’s End of Life Challenge, as part of a 2016 project to examine the intersection of art, meaning, and end of life.

The End of Life Challenge, led by IDEO's innovation portfolio, reached thousands of online and offline participants, helping remove the taboo around death and dying to create a global and solutions-oriented conversation.

Now, ReImagine builds on that experience, bringing forward optimism and innovation by providing a platform for many outstanding organizations and individuals working to elevate this topic.

Stephen Jenkinson: Subject of the documentary Griefwalker & author of the book Die Wise: a Manifesto for Sanity & Soul, Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time et to come.

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event,
a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying,
to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love…
while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You’re Going to Die. No. Really. You are.