GRIEF DIALOGUES BOOK PROMO MEDIA RESOURCES
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PROMOTIONAL INFO OVERVIEW
I. PROMOTIONAL LANDING PAGE FOR BOOK
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II. PROMOTIONAL GRAPHICS | GRIEF DIALOGUES: THE BOOK
III. BOOK PURCHASE LINKS
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V. PRESS RELEASE DOWNLOAD
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VI. PRESS RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
Seattle, WA — The revolutionary book Grief Dialogues: Stories of Love and Loss provides a critical narrative on the necessary human topics of love, loss/death, grief; stories from the front lines of facing the loss of those loved, the process of grief, and gives hope through words of the peace and healing that often result from traumatic times. Out of Grief Comes Art.
The need for this open dialogue is told through the numbers. In 2017, a total of 2,813,503 resident deaths were registered in the United States and 8 million people suffered the death of someone in their immediate family; 800,000 new widows and widowers. 400,000 people under 25 suffered the death of a loved one. All according the Centers for Disease Control.
If death of a spouse and/or a loved one account for two of the top five life’s most stressful events and if stress is the leading cause of 75 to 90 percent of all physician office visits and linked to the six leading causes of death–heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide, then it’s imperative we look for ways to address the stress we experience when we grieve. Through the power of storytelling, Grief Dialogues: Stories of Love and Loss begins to break down the stress surrounding grief and the feeling that you are all alone in your grief.
Let yourself be a buoy while you read this collection. Bob up, plunge down, come to rest, and start again. The Grief Dialogues respects its contributors, and it respects you as a reader. It tells the truth about the uncountable ways sorrow and regret visit us.
As one reviewer noted: “This is an important book with essays and poems about how different people approach grief. We can’t avoid it, as they say, it’s one of the inevitabilities of life. But the essays and poems in the book can serve to comfort through the difficult times. Highly recommended!” Nancy T, Amazon Book Reviewer.
VII. TESTIMONIALS FOR THE BOOK
We share this book with you as an important part of living with grief and the varying emotions that come with loss. When a loved doesn’t know how to start planning a loved one’s funeral, I frequently ask “Tell me about them.” The stories that come forth range from wistful to angry to funny. Stories bring different memories helping people to navigate the tumultuous waters of grief.
People’s Memorial, Seattle, WA
Elizabeth Coplan turned her personal loss and grief info art in the groundbreaking play, The Grief Dialogues. In sharing grief, she has been to not only been able to not only start healing conversations, she teaches others who work with the grieving a deeper sort of compassion and empathy, using theaters in ways that touch the soul much differently the any other classroom course. She has done so again with this book.
VP, National Board of Directors
Funeral Directors Alliance
As someone who has edited, published and written a combined several hundred stories about the long arc of loss, I know first-hand the undeniable power and confidence that comes from sharing your own narrative, as opposed to having someone else craft it for you. Through beautiful poetry and prose, The Grief Dialogues book gives that power to a wide variety of people, who I’m sure, in turn, will inspire multitudes to do the same.
Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.
They say that one of the ways to stay grounded in an emotional storm is to see yourself as rock in a river. You only have to be, and let the water flow around you without moving you. Reading Elizabeth Coplan’s The Grief Dialogues, I felt instead like a buoy. Oscillating with the changing emotional current of the pieces inside.Let yourself be a buoy while you read this collection. Bob up, plunge down, come to rest, and start again. The Grief Dialogues respects its contributors, and it respects you as a reader. It tells the truth about the uncountable ways sorrow and regret visit us, and change us, when death takes someone from our lives.
Funeral Consumers Alliance
VIII. OUR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Facebook Main Grief Dialogues Page
Facebook Page for Grief Dialogues: The Book
X. MISSION STATEMENT
To erase the stigma surrounding dying, death, and grief, Grief Dialogues presents artistic programs and performances that encourage conversation, understanding, compassion, and empathy.
Grief Dialogues is an artistic movement, using theatre, visual art, film, music, podcasts, poetry, and narrative to start a new, safe conversation about dying, death, and grief. Sharing through art allows an immersion into a world of death and grief, breaking down old stigmas around these topics.
We give voice to individual grief experiences and to organizations/professions who help people in the process of dying and/or dealing with grief.
For more information, please visit us on the web at www.griefdialogues.com
XI. BIOGRAPHY | ELIZABETH COPLAN
Elizabeth Coplan is the founder of the non-profit Grief Dialogues, an artistic movement to create a new conversation about dying, death, and grief, She is an award-winning playwright, educator and speaker, subject matter expert and curator who helps others explore their grief and attitude toward death.
Through a collaboration with many partners, she gives voice to individual grief experiences and to organizations who help people in the process of dying. She believes that using art to start an honest conversation about death is one of the most effective and culturally appropriate ways to deal with loss. Her recent film 8 AM was the winner of several awards for selection including the Seattle International Film Festival, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, Anchorage Film Festival, Byron Bay Festival (Australia), Cleveland International Film Festival, and YES Film Festival in Columbus, IN.
Her play, Grief Dialogues, enjoyed sold out performances in Seattle, and recently opened at the Dramatists Guild National Conference in New York. This fall Elizabeth brings the play to Las Vegas where Grief Dialogues, along with two Las Vegas theatre companies, will honor the victims/survivors of the October 1, 2018 mass shooting. Later in October, Elizabeth takes the show back to New York for ReimagineNYC, a week long event exploring life and death.
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XII. ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL FOR GRIEF DIALOGUES
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