The Life Changing Power of Storytelling
Who are we? Why are we here? What is the best way to live?
These are questions that virtual every human society has asked—and answered through story.
Stories are how we understand who we are and what our place is in the world around us.
What can the greatest Storytellers teach us about ourselves, how we engage with each other and the world around us? What can we learn from great stories about what it means to be human, and what it means to lead a meaningful life?
I explored these question in my new series with The Teaching Company—launching THIS MONTH! Here is the trailer:
The series is launching Feb 25th and will be available for streaming on the Wondrium app and platform (found on your smart TV).
(Stay tuned for information on how you can watch the series. I can’t wait to share it with you!)
Stories are powerful. And to celebrate the launch of my series on storytelling, I’m hosting an interdisciplinary summit with some of the world's greatest storytellers.
In partnership with Wondrium and Classical Wisdom—and to commemorate the launch of my series, Storytelling and the Human condition—learn what some of the best stories and storytellers can teach us about what it means to be human, and what it means to live a meaningful life.
Featuring an exciting breadth and depth of speakers, we will explore the tradition of storytelling from the perspectives of professors and photographers, actresses and authors, classicists and communication experts... all with the idea of understanding this essential component of the human condition.
***IF you can’t join us live, don’t worry! If you register in advance, you will receive the recordings afterwards.***
WHO IS SPEAKING?
Hear from one of the most famous living philosophers today, Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University, about storytelling in the philosophic tradition.
Melissa Roxburgh, actress, screenwriter and star of Netflix's critically acclaimed show "Manifest," will discuss actors as storytellers, and storytelling from both in front and behind the camera.. While Cesar Balcazar, Colombian Portrait photographer, will expound on how we can understand stories of celebrities and prisoners through the power of photography.
Discover with Dr. Anika Prather the centrality of storytelling to the African American intellectual experience and learn the history of Poetics according to Aristotle with Professor Philip Freeman.
Explore the world of mythology and storytelling with best selling author, classicist, BBC broadcaster and comedian, Natalie Haynes and understand communication and presentation with top-rated international speaker, Julian Treasure.
Our panel, featuring children’s author and professor Matthew Mehan; literary fiction author and columnist Joel Bowman; and fairytale and 18th century literature expert, Caroline Breashears, will discuss the power of storytelling through different mediums.
This multifaceted and dynamic line up is sure to invigorate your mind and inspire you to harness the power of storytelling in our own lives.
Hope to see you there.