Together on the 9th: A Candlelight Vigil with Neil Gaiman
Hosted by Reimagine
Grab a candle and join end-of-life nonprofit Reimagine for its monthly candlelight vigil to honor all that we have lost in 2020. December 9 marks the 10-month anniversary since the first reported death from COVID-19 in January. New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, along with special guests, will join in this 90-minute remembrance.
Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere (1995), Stardust (1999), the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning American Gods (2001), Anansi Boys (2005), and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett, 1990), as well as the short story collections Smoke and Mirrors (1998) and Fragile Things (2006). His first collection of short fiction, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, was nominated for the UK’s MacMillan Silver Pen Awards as the best short story collection of the year. Most recently, Gaiman was both a contributor to and co-editor with Al Sarrantonio of Stories (2010), and his own story in the volume, The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains, has been nominated for a number of awards. American Gods has been released in an expanded tenth anniversary edition, and there is an HBO series in the works.
The purpose of Reimagine as a nonprofit organization is to host a public conversation that transforms our approach to life.
Mission: Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we spark experiences and festivals that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance.
Vision: Reimagine envisions a world in which we are all able to reflect on why we’re here, prepare for a time when we won’t be, and live fully through the end. In facing death, we begin to live fully.
History: Reimagine was initially prototyped in 2016, inspired by OpenIDEO’s End of Life Challenge as part of an effort to investigate the intersection of art, community, and end of life.