Mark Yaconelli host of The Hearth

The Hearth is ready to produce its first storytelling event.  We’ve gathered seven great storytellers from around Southern Oregon.  Be prepared to have your heart warmed by true tales of love.  Here’s the announcement sent out to newspapers today:

Seven of Ashland’s bravest community members get ten minutes to tell a true story of love without notes.  Storytellers include Sam Alvord, Zoe Abel, Jeff Golden, Eve Smyth, Bobbi Kidder, and Frank Rogers.  Hosted by Mark Yaconelli with music by Duane Whitcomb and Wendi Stanek.  Also special musical guest Trent Yaconelli (from San Francisco’s 5am).  Thursday, February 11, 7 to 10 pm.  Caldera Tap House on Water Street. Cost is $4 or 4 cans of food.  $7 or 7 cans of food for couples. All proceeds go to Ashland Food Bank.  Sponsored by Southern Oregon’s new storytelling series, The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks. For more information email: