The Elephant in the Room is Cancer. Tea is the Relief Conversation Provides.

Elephants and Tea invites you to join us in celebration of the newest magazine release!

Our Magazine Release Events are in-person gatherings that take place across the country to celebrate the release of our magazine while meeting others in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer community.

Our goals for these events are:

  • Using storytelling to build a sense of community, so people feel less alone in facing cancer
  • Amplifying the regional and national resources available to the AYA cancer community
  • Showcasing the new Elephants and Tea magazine while celebrating the vulnerability and relatability of the authors’ words

Happening quarterly, and partnered with a local organization or hospital that serves the cancer community, celebrate with us and connect with others in the AYA cancer community in a fun and meaningful way!

Each Event is a Combination of the Following:

Daytime Activities:
1. Elephants and Tea Healing Through Writing Workshop
2. Two additional workshops ranging from survivorship workshops to wellness activities

A Night Out:
1. Storytelling Soiree – an evening out with Elephants and Tea to celebrate the magazine release, hear from some of our authors, and spend time with others in the community

Upcoming Event:

North Carolina Magazine Event Information:

March 2nd, 2024 – North Carolina
Regional Partner: Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest AYA Programs

Click here to register!

12:00 – 12:45pm ~ Registration, coffee, and snacks
1:00 – 2:30pm ~ Healing Through Writing Workshop
2:45 – 3:45pm ~ Intentional Movement & Its Benefits (sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
4:00 – 5:15pm ~ Art Therapy Workshop

*Daytime workshops will be taking place at:
Duke Medicine Pavilion
10 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710

6:30 – 7:00pm ~ Check in, appetizers, and mingling
7:00 – 9:30pm ~ Storytelling Soiree (the main event with dinner, drinks, and community!)

*The Storytelling Soiree will be taking place at:
21c Main Gallery at the 21c Museum Hotel Durham
111 North Corcoran Street
Durham, NC 27701

Where We Are Headed in 2024:

Magazine Theme: “Friendships” 
March 2, 2024 – North Carolina
Regional Partners: Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest AYA Programs

Magazine Theme: “Dear Cancer”
June 1, 2024 – Stanford, CA
Event Powered By: I’m Not Done Yet Foundation
Regional Partner: Stanford Adolescent Young Adult Cancer (SAYAC) and Stanford Health Library

Magazine Theme: “The Ghosts of Cancer”
September 21, 2024 – Buffalo, NY
Event Powered By: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Regional Partner: The Young Adult Cancer Program by Roswell Park

Magazine Theme: “Expectations”
January 18, 2025 – Cleveland, OH

Magazine Release Event Scholarships:

Elephants and Tea provides scholarships to our writers from the corresponding magazine to join us at each regional location.
Interested in donating to help provide a scholarship? Donate here.

*Be sure to leave a comment stating that your donation is for the magazine release event scholarship.

A Huge Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors:


Past Events:

Spring Magazine Event: “The Unseen Challenges of Survivorship
March 4th, 2023 – Houston, TX – Powered by Walgreens
Regional Partner – MD Anderson Cancer Center

Summer Magazine Release EventDear Cancer
May 20th, 2023 – Cleveland, OH
Regional Partner – The Gathering Place

Fall Magazine Release Event
“Words Matter”
September 23rd, 2023 – Boston, MA – Powered by Servier
Regional Partner – The Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Winter Magazine Release Event: “Rediscovering Yourself After Cancer”
January 20th, 2024 – Dallas, TX
Regional Partner: Dallas Young Adult Support Program at UT Southwestern