Compassionate Listening Gathering


“Listening is an act of community,” Ursula Le Guin once wrote. In the wake of recent fires, the pandemic, and other traumas of this time, The Hearth has offered online story circles and listening workshops encouraging local residents to offer a caring presence to those who are hurting (family, friends, neighbors, first responders, [...]


Frontline Stories: A Hearth Gathering on April 28th

Rogue River Room in Stevenson Union Building (Southern Oregon University) 1118 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR, United States

Join us for our first Hearth gathering in over two years as six brave souls share their stories of working on the frontlines of our community. Tellers will include Emile Cruz Garcia, Laurel Brown, Caryn Wheeler, Lucas Wedeman, and others. Music by Daniel Sherrill with Michal Palzewicz and Cyrise Beatty [...]

$5 – $20

Online Author Talk: Between the Listening and the Telling (FREE!)


In this interactive presentation, Mark Yaconelli will discuss his new book Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us and share how storytelling can heal our families, our communities, and ourselves. This conversation is for anyone who wants to learn how our personal stories can become a medicine and source of hope within a time of increasing anxiety and despair. This event is FREE! Please register to receive the zoom link.


How Stories Can Save Us: An Evening with Mark Yaconelli

Temple Emek Shalom 1800 E Main St, Ashland, OR

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 [...]


Stories of Hope: A Hearth Gathering on November 10th

Temple Emek Shalom 1800 E Main St, Ashland, OR

Bring your friends to The Hearth’s fall community gathering November 10th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland. The theme is “Stories of Hope” and will include personal stories by four locals about a time they lost hope and found it. Hosted by Danielle Mancuso. At this [...]

$5 – $20