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Author Talk “Between the Listening and the Telling”

June 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Arlington Public Library in welcoming Mark Yaconelli in discussion with Library Branch Manager Miguel Ruiz for a special Zoom event to discuss the power of stories to heal ourselves and our communities.

Stories tether us to what matters most: our families, our friends, our hearts, our planet, the wonderous mystery of life itself. Yet the stories we’ve been telling ourselves as a civilization are killing us: Fear is wisdom. Vanity is virtous. Violence is peace. In Between the Listening and the Telling, author and activist Mary Yaconelli leads listeners into an enchanting meditation on the power of stroytelling in our individual and collective lives. We tell stories to remember who we are.
We tell stories to savor the pleasures of living. Stories can be medicine, and they can transform entire communities.

Through his work with the Hearth nonprofit, Yaconelli has spent thousands of of hours listening to people as they grieve loss, deepen friendships, strengthen families, shed light on injustice, and recover hope. In this moving exploration he shows us how individuals and communities can recover and practice storytelling to address the despair of climate change, the trauma of school shootings, the tragedy of undocumented immigration, and the daily struggle for meating.

Ticket Cost: Free

Arlington Public Library
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA, 22204




June 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm