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The Hearth Presents:

How Stories Can Save Us: An Evening with Mark Yaconelli

Thursday, September 22nd, 7-8:30pm / Location: Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, Oregon

Now more than ever we need a teacher and a book such as this.—Anne Lamott, New York Times Best Selling Author

There is a depth to story that we rarely take time to ponder, let alone to tell and hear. Story is how we transform pain. Story is how we make something useful out of the absurd. Sharing stories is how we make a home within ourselves and one another. To celebrate the release of Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us The Hearth presents an enchanting evening of stories with author Mark Yaconelli. Mark YaconelliThrough his work with The Hearth nonprofit, Yaconelli has served communities across the United States and United Kingdom to bridge divisions, heal trauma, shed light on injustice, and recover hope. In this moving exploration, he shows us how we can recover the practice of storytelling to transform our world, our families, and ourselves. Signed copies of Mark Yaconelli’s new book will be available for purchase.

Event cost: $10 at the door.

All proceeds will benefit The Hearth’s programming in Southern Oregon.

Praise for Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us:

Mark Yaconelli ushers us into rooms full of authentic stories, where facades fall and suffering and joy are metabolized. This is an immersive, elegant meditation, an offering of grace.Kirsten Powers, CNN Senior Political Analyst

In turn heartbreaking, funny, and consistently well written. The result is a moving testament to the power of confession. Publisher’s Weekly

Mark Yaconelli finds the answer in the heart of the one democracy that we all share—our stories. A lot of things can be taken from us—our houses, our bank accounts, even our lives—but Yaconelli recognizes that nothing can take away the power of storytelling. Colum McCann, National Book Award winner

I have spent my life around stories and storytellers, and Mark Yaconelli captures the vibrancy and necessity of the storytelling world. The beauty of the book lies in its perception, its acuity, its warmth, and its authenticity.—Lisa Consiglio, CEO and cofounder of Narrative 4