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Lecture, Daniel Schwabauer: Elements of Story

Lecture / Presentation / Exhibit
Daniel Schwabauer

Humans are storytellers in part because story is an emotional language—much like music. Because it operates by principles that are shared across generations and cultures, it is often used to pass hard-won experience from person to person. In this lecture Daniel Schwabauer breaks down these elements of story, illustrating how story has the potential to lift, encourage, educate, and empower; or used to destroy.

Daniel Schwabauer, MA, is the Ben Franklin Award-winning writer of Runt the Brave and creator of the Amazing True Life Stories comic book series, as well as creative writing programs The One Year Adventure Novel, Byline and Cover Story. His professional work includes stage plays, radio scripts, short stories, newspaper columns, comic books, non-fiction ghost writing, and scripting for the PBS animated series Auto-B-Good.

Join us at 7p.m. in the Mabee Learning Commons for this event. Presented in partnership with Humanities Kansas.

Presented by MNU in collaboration with the Olathe Public Library. Supported by Humanities KansasFunding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.

Stories can help people overcome real-life challenges and bounce back from failures. Resilience involves the brain’s capacity to adapt to and cope with adverse events. A powerful mode of building resilience is through engaging with, discussing and telling stories.

Download the full Resilience Through Story brochure.

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