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Die Wise Workshop with Stephen Jenkinson at Boconnoc

August 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are excited to welcome Stephen Jenkinson to Boconnoc this summer for a one day workshop.

Known as a master of storytelling, over the years, Stephen has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is a former programme director in a major Canadian hospital, and a former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school.

Stephen is also a sculptor and traditional canoe builder whose house won a Governor General’s Award for architecture.

During this talk, Stephen will be walking you through his award-winning book, ‘Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity & Soul’ which is focused on grief, dying and the great love of life.

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the centre of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty.

We look forward to seeing you for what will undoubtedly be an inspiring and spiritually stimulating conversation by Stephen.

The talk will take place in the Stable yard at Boconnoc and there will be time between sessions to explore the beautiful grounds of the estate.

Read more about Stephen Jenkinson’s work on his website. To book tickets for this event please visit the Boconnoc Estate website 


August 11, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Boconnoc Estate
01208 872507


Boconnoc Estate
Nr Lostwithiel PL22 0RG
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01208 872507