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Mortality & Me: Green-Wood’s Book Club
Mortality & Me: Green-Wood’s Book Club

Mon, Oct 17


Modern Chapel, Green-Wood Cemetery

Mortality & Me: Green-Wood’s Book Club

It can be difficult to engage in conversations about death: Will I say the wrong thing? Am I going to offend someone? Who wants to discuss morbid stuff anyway?

Time & Location

Oct 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Modern Chapel, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

About the event

Price: Free. Registration required.


Green-Wood’s book club, Mortality & Me, helps make death, dying, and end-of-life matters easier to talk about through compelling books that tackle these topics head on.

For this book club session we will be discussing Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas, an LGBTQIA+ young adult novel about self acceptance and the bonds of family and friendship. And don’t worry—you don’t need to read the book in its entirety. Three sections of the book, which will be the basis of our conversation, will be emailed in advance.

See also here for more detail.

Mortality & Me’s moderator, Josie Wells, is the creator and facilitator of Footnotes & Indexes Book Club whose mission is to connect people to literature that feeds their curiosity and articulates their lived experiences as a form of community activism. She holds degrees in African American Studies and English from Rutgers University and is an award-winning journalist.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.


  • COVID-19 Policy: Masks must be worn indoors for this event, regardless of vaccine status. Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Where to go: The event takes place in the Modern Chapel located just a short distance from the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).

For more information or questions, please reach out to Jako Douglas-Borren at

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