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Exciting Events in Northern CaliforniaComing Up! Here are a few opportunities to meet Jane and learn more about her new book . . .

Saturday, March 8, 2 PM

Sacramento IONS Community Group

Contact: Robert Blackstone, r.blackstrone@sbcglobal.net 


Tuesday, March 11, 6 PM

JANE HUGHES GIGNOUX: An Insistence on Life. Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live. Inspirational real-life stories of how accepting death transforms life. 

Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by one of our most experienced guides to outgrow our fear of dying, so we may live more present and fulfilling lives.
Sponsored by: Friendly Favors and Institute of Noetic Sciences
Location: Penthouse at Sergio Lub Offices: 3800 Vista Oaks Drive, Martinez, CA 94553

Duration: 3 hours - 6-9 pm

Cost: $20 suggested donation.  Please bring a dish to share, if you are joining our 6-7 pm potluck. Payment Instructions: Make checks payable to the charity of our speaker's choice. 


Wednesday, March 12, 6 PM

Fort Bragg, CA, MCSL, The Gathering Place. Hosted my Rev. Tanya Wyldflower

300 Main Street, Company Store, Fort Bragg, CA, Contact 707 964-1458. 


 Sunday, March 16, 2-4 PM

IONS Community Group Santo Rosa, Hosted by Council on Aging

30 Kawana Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA , Contact: Mary Gordon, mgwgcg@yahoo.com 


Monday, March 17, 7 PM

IONS Community Group San Mateo, CA, host, Anne Anderson  

1 Baldwin Avenue, #515 San Mateo, CA     

Jane Hughes Gignoux offering a book reading from her new book, An Insistence on Life: Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live, followed by discussion

Join An Insistence on Life author Jane Hughes Gignoux, singer Marjorie Lipari (Hair) & producer Barry Keating (Starmites) for an evening book reading, performance and discussion. A lively evening it will be, as we hear inspiring stories, listen to amazing music and explore how life and death are entertwined. Hope to see you there!


Book Launch Party Celebrates An Insistence on Life
The National Arts Club book launch brought together people whose stories are profiled in An Insistence, colleagues, family and friends, plus new-comers to the topic of exploring life and death as two aspects of one whole.

The evening was filled with songs, several composed by the performers Marjorie Lipari (Hair, original production) and Barry Keating (Starmites, composer/lyricist). Interspersed with the inspiring music, author Jane Hughes Gignoux read three short excerpts from An Insistence that left people feeling both hope-filled and invigorated. “I never realized death could be so uplifting,” was one comment.

A person whose story appears in the book, confided to Gignoux as she was leaving, “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your having nurtured my story for all these years.”

Another guest marveled, “I never knew death could be so filled with life and real joy!”

As he approached the author for her signature carrying five copies of An Insistence, one fellow declared with a grin, “These are for my nearest and dearest for the Holidays.”


Jane Hughes Gignoux, a native New Yorker, is the author of An Insistence On Life: Releasing Fear of Death to Fully Live. She offers workshops, courses and talks and hosts monthly Death Cafés in New York City. She appears in the forthcoming film, “Death Makes Life Possible” being produced by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. As an ordained certified Celebrant, she offers ceremonies of all kinds including funerals and memorials. Ms. Gignoux has recently been featured in a national TV news program on Death Cafés and on a Huffington Post live chat.  Learn More....