Ned Buskirk


Ned Buskirk is the creator and host of You’re Going to Die, a movement to bring people creatively into the conversation of death and dying, while helping to inspire and empower them to unabashedly confront loss and mortality.
The first live event was held on March 6th, 2009, as a simple poetry night held in the golden belly of a San Francisco apartment. After that first occurrence, it quickly spilled into the community spaces of the city, filling local cafes and dark bars with the words and songs of its people. And now the live event series, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes… [with its current form and home as a half open mic/half curated event that’s held every month in San Francisco’s Mission district] has giving way to a larger manifestation of its title, one that encompasses more than simply open mics and live shows, but is now also an online international community creatively engaging with our shared mortality and all its inevitabilities.