We're pleased to welcome Mark Yaconelli to the Readings Gallery for an inspiring event about the importance of stories.
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In an increasingly fast-paced and fractured world, sharing stories can be a radical and deeply human practice for uncovering the ties that bind us to one another. Story invites us to step into the reality of another person’s existence and instead of judgment feel kinship. Through his work with The Hearth nonprofit, Mark Yaconelli has used personal storytelling to help communities across the United States and United Kingdom bridge divisions, heal trauma, shed light on injustice, and recover hope. Based on his new book, Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us, Yaconelli will lead an engaging and interactive presentation inviting participants to experience the power of story to heal our families, our world, ourselves.
“Now more than ever, we need a book and a teacher such as this.”
–Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author
Mark Yaconelli is the founder and director of The Hearth nonprofit. Mark has served communities across the United States and United Kingdom to bridge divisions, heal trauma, shed light on injustice, and recover hope. Profiles of Mark’s work have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, BBC Radio, and ABC World News Tonight. He lives in Ashland, Oregon.