Death Cafe | Hosted by Dani LaVoire

5:30 pm | THURSDAY, AUGUST 10Death Cafe

“We live knowing that everything dies. Like the sun, it’s a fact of life. And like the sun, we tend not to look right at it. Unless you’ve experienced a recent death, it’s probably not something you discuss. But a new movement is trying to change that, with a serving of tea and cake.” 
–NPR, Around the Nation, March 8, 2013

About Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Death Cafes have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. So far, they have offered 4,887 Death Cafes in 51 countries since September 2011.

Listen to this story on NPR about Death Cafes »

Death Cafes are always offered:

• On a not for profit basis

• In an accessible, respectful and confidential space

• With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

• Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!

About the Host, Dani LaVoire

Dani has been attending home births for 20 years. Recently she has felt the pull to hold space for the dying in a similar way as she has done for births. Currently Dani is a hospice volunteer working to learn the art of a Home Funeral Guide. – Learn more about Death Cafe discussion groups »

Event date: 

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

The Peregrine Book Company
219A North Cortez
Prescott, AZ 86301