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Death Lit & Knit | Portsmouth, NH

  • Popovers on the Square 8 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH, 03801 United States (map)

Knitting + Books on Death + Coffee = 1 weirdly perfect evening

DEATH. It will happen to all of us. Let's talk about it.

DeathLitAndKnitPortsmouthNHRasamaya

Or better yet, let's read about it and talk about it while we knit lapghans for hospice patients in wheelchairs.

Imagine the discussion you will have the next day around the water cooler:

"What did you do last night?"

"Oh, you know, the usual... talked about death positive books while knitting lapghans for hospice patients. You?"

*Insert stunned, impressed silence. Walk away smugly smiling to yourself.*

WHERE, WHEN, ETC:

Last Wednesday of the Month
Portsmouth, NH | Popovers on the Square | 6 - 8p
Need info? Email Carrie info@rasamaya.com

UPCOMING BOOKS: 

Jan 30: Last RIghts: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System by Stephen Kiernan + 3rd Chapter of  Tibetan Book of Living & Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

DETAILS: 

1. You don't have to finish the book to show up.
2. You don't have to knit (or now how to knit) to show up.
3. All ages are welcome.
4. RSVP is appreciated but not required.
5. You can leave when you want. Seriously, no pressure.
6. A vote will be taken at the end of the first hour to decide between two books for upcoming months. 
7. It's never required, but we would appreciate if you would support Popovers (who graciously donated their space) by purchasing a coffee or such.

WHAT IS A LAPGHAN? 

A lapghan is a wheelchair-sized lap blanket. Professional rockstar Knitter Alison Green has graciously creating these two patterns for the cause (you are also welcome to use your own pattern): LAPGHAN PATTERN FOR KNITTING

PAST BOOKS

April 25: From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
May 30:  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (discussion 6 - 7p) &  Death (the deluxe edition recommended), Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman (discussion 7 - 8p)
June 27: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson
July 25: Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales by Bill Blass
Aug 29: Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death by Irving Yalom
Sept 26: Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death by Irving Yalom
Oct 31: My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love & Die by Kevin Toolis
Nov 28: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Ongoing:  Tibetan Book of Living & Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

ARE YOU A DEATH POSITIVE BADASS WHO WANTS TO START YOUR OWN DEATH LIT & KNIT IN YOUR COMMUNITY? 
HELL YES!! 

Email info@rasamaya.com and let's be death positive together.


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