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Register Today for Cemetery Stories Storytelling Event November 2
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Friday, October 29, 2021


Cemetery StoriesCemetery Stories: Life, Death and Beyond, a live storytelling event, will take place November 2, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Historic Fairview Cemetery, located at 700 Yale Blvd. SE. It’s being organized by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the Before I Die NM Festival and the cemetery.

Cemetery Stories will be the closing event of the Festival. Hot cider and cookies will be served. In addition, there will be an opportunity to write out messages to deceased loved ones and burn them in a fire pit at the end of the event.

Registration for this event is $10 and is separate from Before I Die NM Festival registration. Registration for Cemetery Stories: Life, Death and Beyond is now open on EventBrite. A portion of the registration for this event supports the Historic Fairview Cemetery nonprofit organization.

Cemetery Stories: Life, Death and Beyond is a live storytelling event with people sharing stories about their experience with the mysteries of death and dying. There are 16 stories on tap for the program. The stories cover a range of emotions, and many are quite uplifting.

The event will take place at Historic Fairview Cemetery at dusk. Please dress appropriately for the weather and cooler temperatures after dark. The walkway along the roads will be illuminated with torches.

Register at Eventbrite here.

About the Before I Die NM Festival

Before I Die NM 2021 AngelThe 5th annual Before I Die New Mexico Festival will take place in-person and online with four days of death-positive conversations and experiences October 30 to November 2, 2021, in Albuquerque and at www.BeforeIDieNM.com.

The Festival has entertaining and educational elements, including field trips to funeral homes and cemeteries, speakers and panel discussions, hands-on workshops, Death Cafe conversations, and more. A small donation is requested to register for in-person and online Festival events. Every registrant will receive a KN95 Festival face mask and other goodies.

Online sessions will be professionally coordinated by GatheringUs, which provides in-person and virtual memorial services and online memorial pages. The 2020 Before I Die Virtual Festival was successfully held totally online and resulted in more than 27,000 YouTube video views to date.

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Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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Name: Gail Rubin
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Dateline: Albuquerque, NM United States
Direct Phone: 505-265-7215
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