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Vegas Strong

Vegas Strong

by Crystal Perkins, Jessica Arden, Paul Atreides and Joey Blue “Vegas Strong” is a collection of short stories of the drama that occurred in the city of Las Vegas. October 1, 2017. It’s a day the world will never forget, and the people of Las Vegas will always remember. One man committed an act of domestic terrorism on…
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Love Letter and Rose

Attending the Funeral or Seeing Your Loved ONE LAST TIME?

Earlier this year, when my husband, Scott, and I visited his parents in their Chicago retirement home, I overheard two men talking about someone who just died. “You heard Jack died, right?” said one man. “Sure did,” said the man whose name I later learned was Jerry. “You going to the funeral in Florida?” Jerry…
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There is No Good Card for This

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use — or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick…
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Grief Diaries: Loss of a Sibling

Grief Diaries: Loss of a Sibling

by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Christine Bastone Surviving Loss of a Sibling examines the journeys of ordinary people seeking to find hope and healing in the life-changing aftermath of losing a sibling. Filled with poignant answers to tender questions, this book is a wonderful source of comfort for all bereaved parents. No matter the age,…
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Stories of love, loss & grief

New Book Submission Guidelines!

BOOK SUBMISSION GUIDELINES In 2017 we started an important conversation on dying, death, and grief when we published our book Just a Little More Time. For 2018 please join us for the second volume. Estimated publication date: June 1, 2018. As you may recall, Just A Little More Time combines letters, poems, and essays from people…
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Forever Is Not Long Enough

One of my favorite writers is Amy Ferris, who, to me, is a dead-ringer for Meryl Streep, and I mean that in the best way. Amy’s ability to write words both brief and profound on so many different and serious topics blows me away each time I read them. When I read Amy’s post on…
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Meet Grief Dialogues Assistant Director Leslie Wisdom

Leslie is a writer, performer and director, appearing in musical theater, plays, children’s theater, readings and cabarets throughout Seattle.  She assistant directed Parade and The Last Day of Judas of Iscariot (Sound Theatre Company) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Coeur d’ Alene Summer Theatre). Leslie recently completed a musical adaptation of a classic children’s novel…
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Actor Shane Regan Joins the Grief Dialogues Cast

One of the many things I love about using theatre to start the conversation is the opportunity to meet new people and to see actors whose work you have previously seen and admired now take on an bigger role in your life by acting YOUR words.   Because of his reputation in this city, I…
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Greg Brisendine Performs in Grief Dialogues Debut

Eight days and counting unti the Grief Dialogues Deput Play.  I am honored that my good friend and fellow Parley Playwright, and a talented actor is performing in the show.  Greg Brisendine is also a  poet and corporate drone in Seattle. His new play is No Strings Attached, about life, love, and sex in a…
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Wesley Fruge Directs Grief Dialogues: The Play Debut

Wesley Fruge  has been Creative Advisor for The Grief Dialogues from the start.  He is also the Founder + Producing Artistic Director of Forward Flux Productions.  We are incredibly lucky he is directing our Seattle Death Salon play Grief Dialogues. In his own words “I am very passionate about “The Grief Dialogues” because I think…
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