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. Stories can tether us to what matters most: our families, our friends, our hearts, our planet, the wondrous mystery of life itself.
The Southern Oregon Guild and the Hearth Storytelling Community invites you to learn “How Stories Can Save Us” with author Mark Yaconelli on Monday August 8 from 3-6pm at the Guild Gallery & Art Center. In this 3 hour interactive workshop as part of the Stories on the Road Tour in conjunction with the release of Mark’s new book, you will learn how to access the power of storytelling for speaking, teaching, and coaching, or simply to deepen relationships with friends and family. Mark will share inspiring stories, experiential exercises, practical teachings, and lead an interactive discussion.
“In a time of increased polarization, it is storytelling that can connect us….All human divisions can begin to be healed if we only take the time to listen to one another’s stories.” –MARK YACONELLI
This workshop is a wonderful introduction on the power of story for teachers, nonprofit leaders, business professionals, health workers, students, parents, and community builders of all kinds who care about strengthening relationships and building community. All participants will receive a copy of Mark’s new book, Between the Listening and the Telling.
The Hearth is an Oregon nonprofit that trusts the power of personal stories to heal, connect, enrich, and mobilize communities for good. For information, events, and training opportunities go to www.thehearthcommunity.com. To learn more about The Hearth’s Stories on the Road Tour visit www.HowStoriesCanSaveUs.com. This tour is sponsored by The Roundhouse Foundation, The Hearth, and the Ford Family Foundation.
Mark Yaconelli is a writer, retreat leader, spiritual director, storycatcher, husband, and father. He is the founder and executive director of The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks, an Oregon non-profit that assists cities and service-based agencies in producing personal storytelling events designed to help communities and individuals deepen relationships and cultivate compassion. Through The Hearth, Mark has produced and led events for The Boys and Girls Club, The Ford Family Foundation, Asante Hospice Services, Oregon Community Foundation, Austin Theological Seminary, The Church in Wales, and many other towns and agencies across the United States and United Kingdom.
|Event Date||08-08-2022 03:00 pm|
|Event End Date||08-08-2022 06:00 pm|
|Cut off date||08-08-2022 03:00 pm|
|Class Fee||$25-$45 sliding scale includes a copy of Mark’s new book, Between The Listening & The Telling|
|Location||Guild Gallery & Art Center|