Grief Dialogues: The Play Tickets for Sept. 8th Performance On Sale Now

Don’t miss this show in Seattle.  Tickets: Inspired by stories of dying, death and grief, The Grief Dialogues uses theatre to start the conversation.  Conversation about what? About dying, death and grief! The Grief Dialogues presents  some of the rhetoric and stigma that often surrounds death and instead asks us to listen to the voices of women…
Sharon Stanley

The Healer Within

An Interview with Dr. Sharon Stanley, an educator and psychotherapist in private practice and a member of our Advisory Council As an educator, Sharon is interested in the neurobiology of healing grief, loss and trauma as well as ancient wisdom practices that traditional societies have offered to people suffering from adversity.  She has developed a…
Book~ Just a Little More Time

Just a Little More Time

Now available in bookstores! I am proud to announce that the book JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME is out in print and book readings are scheduled for across the country. It all started with an idea.  An idea to collect stories of loss but also stories filled with love.  And an anthology was born. The…
Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival

Birth of an Award-Winning Film

  Last week Celluloid Bainbridge and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge announced the selections of their 18th season, and the film created for The Grief Dialogues,  8:AM., won the Opening Night Party screening.  Celluloid spreads its wings this year with films from around region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia. Their goal is to bring…
Sally Prangley

Why is it a Surprise?

You’ve been expecting it for a while. Your 79-year-old mother’s health has been declining for years due to Parkinson’s Disease. A recently broken hip compounded by pneumonia is hastening the end of her life. Your mother is now under hospice care and you’ve assumed the death watch. You’re at her side all day long, trying to…

My First Play Review and End of Life Issues

  My first review! Okay, it’s only one line. But it’s a great one-liner. Ron Irwin of the Los Angeles Post-Examiner wrote: “Hospice: A Love Story” by Elizabeth Coplan of Seattle, Washington is a powerful look into end of life issues. Originally I did not plan to write a play about end-of-life issues.  In fact,…
Lucas Jackson, Reuters

Love is Love is Love

I am so proud to be a part of the theatre community and I am even more proud that The Grief Dialogues chose theatre as a way to open a new conversation about dying, death, and grief. And here’s why: Last night James Corden opened the Tony Awards with a sentiment that is true for…
The HIdden Tools of Comedy, Steve Kaplan

Creating a Buzz

“Can a 60-year-old woman break into Hollywood screenwriting?” I wrote on an index card and handed it to the young woman at the registration desk. It was the first afternoon of Steve Kaplan’s Comedy Intensive at the Burbank Marriott.  Cheryl, the name on her badge, asked me to write down the one burning question I…
Photo of Candles

Welcome to The Grief Dialogues

Welcome! We’re glad you found us! We hope you will join us for the new conversation around dying, death, and grief. So What is The Grief Dialogues all about? Our Vision: Change our country’s death phobic culture Our Mission: Create an artistic movement to erase the stigma surrounding death and grief Our Goal: Offer compassion, understanding,…
Charter for Compassionate Arts

The Charter for Compassion Arts Community

The Grief Dialogues is a proud partner of the Charter for Compassion Arts Community. The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality.…

Grief surges in like a tsunami and sweeps everything we understand away. #grief #Emotions #death #dying

Once in a while I read something so extra special and moving, beautiful & wonderful. This article shows great forethought by US hospitals and makes a terrible moment into an uttering honouring moment. Can the UK too?@livingwelldying #EndofLifeDoulaUK #OrganDonation #organdonors

Hello Twitter: Tomorrow starts my one & only fundraiser for @GriefDialogues. Please consider a small donation (even $10) to keep our work alive through our plays, films, presentations & books. Every dollar donated is DOUBLED thanks to a generous angel donor! #OutofGriefComesArt

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