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

For the first time ever, Elephants and Tea will be launching our own in-person events, inviting our writers, our readers, and the AYA cancer community to connect, interact, and celebrate each other!

We will be hosting four events that correspond with each of our 2023 magazine issues. These events will take place in different parts of the country, to meet our herd where they are, and make it easier for survivors to connect with others in the AYA cancer community in a cost-effective way. At each party we will partner with a local hospital or organization that serves the cancer community.

Spring Magazine Event: “The Unseen Challenges of Survivorship”
March 4th, 2023 – Houston, TX – Powered by Walgreens
Regional Partner – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Click here to register for the Houston event.

Summer Magazine Release Event: “Dear Cancer”
May 20th, 2023 – Cleveland, OH
Regional Partner – The Gathering Place
Registration coming soon!

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
Registration coming soon!

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

Have questions? We have answers!

Join us for a Q&A to learn more about these new events.

Friday, January 20th @ 1:00pm EST

Houston Magazine Event Schedule:

Healing Through Writing Workshop – 1:00pm
Location: Blossom Hotel in Houston, TX
*Sponsored by I’m Not Done Yet Foundation

Feel More Like You Program by Walgreens – 3:30pm
Location: Blossom Hotel in Houston, TX

Side effects from cancer treatment can impact not only how you feel on the inside, but on the outside as well, with changes like hair loss and skin discoloration. Feel More Like You is a free service that features pharmacists and beauty consultants who are specially trained to help people better manage those internal and visible side effects from cancer treatment. Visit Feel More Like You™ ( for more information and to find a store near you.

Storytelling Soiree – 6:00pm
Location: Axelrad Beer Garden in Houston, TX

Magazine Release Event Scholarships

Interested in providing a scholarship so that a member of the AYA community can attend the event? Donate here.

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

Each magazine event will have two parts:

Healing Through Writing Workshops

During the day, we will host a free, 90 minute workshop for any survivors that want to attend.

These workshops are brought to you by our friends at I’m Not Done Yet Foundation. Attendees will learn to use journaling as a form of self-therapy in a relaxed, safe environment. Members of the Elephants and Tea team will guide participants through writing prompts and an open discussion after each exercise as a way to connect to their peers.

Storytelling Soiree

With dancing and story recitations, we will celebrate the release of the latest magazine with our new and old friends!

Similar to our popular Perkatory events, these parties will provide an opportunity for each writer to read their story aloud for others to hear. We will be giving out scholarships to our writers from the corresponding magazine to join us at each regional location.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: