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Eirinie Carson: The Dead Are Gods – Reading & Discussion*

May 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm PDT

Join Mesa Refuge’s Program Coordinator Eirinie Carson for her debut book release of her memoir The Dead Are Gods. Eirinie will be in conversation with Mesa Refuge alum and board member Susan Ito.

After an unexpected phone call on an early morning in 2018, writer and model Eirinie Carson learned of her best friend Larissa’s death. In the wake of her shock, Eirinie attempts to make sense of the events leading up to Larissa’s death and uncovers startling secrets about her life in the process. 

The Dead Are Gods is Eirinie’s striking, intimate, and profoundly moving depiction of life after a sudden loss. Amid navigating moments of intense grief, Eirinie is overwhelmed by her love for Larissa. She finds power in pulling moments of joy from the depths of her emotion. Eirinie’s portrayal of what love feels like after death bursts from the page alongside a timely, honest, and personal exploration of Black love and Black life.

Perhaps, Eirinie proposes, “The only way out is through.”

For more information, and to register, visit: https://mesarefuge.org/events/dead-are-gods/

*This event is held independently at the community center.  Please contact the organizer directly for up-to-date information regarding the event, including mask policies.   
Please note, masks are still required in the common spaces in the Dance Palace; masks are available in the lobby.  We thank you for your cooperation.

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Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States