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"The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular People"

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Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Mark Yaconelli will present "The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular People". The Hearth is Southern Oregon's own personal storytelling series. Once a quarter Mark, its founder and director, gathers a diverse group of community members to tell a true story, first person, based on a theme. Past themes include: "Crime and Punishment" and "Into the Wild: Wilderness Tails." The purposes is to create more community and to call people out of hiding. Learn how this community activity can be therapeutic to all, benefitting not only the story teller but the listener as well. Mark Yaconelli, who lives in Ashland, is a facilitator, writer, and community activist. He currently works as the Program Director for the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont Lincoln University.