February

Join the Conversation with Dave Isay of StoryCorps

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay

News Story: February 1, 2012

WSHU's 'Join the Conversation' Lecture Series Presents

DAVE ISAY, Founder of StoryCorps
ALL THERE IS: Love Stories from StoryCorps

7:30pm, February 16, 2012
Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps, an oral history project that has archived more than 40,000 interviews, one of which airs each week on NPR’s Morning Edition. He is the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including five Peabody Awards, and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.  In his latest book, ALL THERE IS: Love Stories from StoryCorps, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places—a New York tollbooth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge—and learn that the course it takes is as unpredictable as life itself.  As the storytellers in this book start careers, build homes, and raise families, we witness the life-affirming joy of partnership, the comfort of shared sorrows, and profound gratitude in the face of loss.  
                                                                                       
Isay’s previous books, which grew out of his public radio documentary work, include Listening Is an Act of Love and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, both New York Times bestsellers.

Reservations are required for these events and seating is limited. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the authors.  There is a $5 charge per reservation, which includes a coupon for $5 off a copy of the author’s book. Proceeds help support WSHU Public Radio.