Stephen Jenkinson is an author, activist, worker, creator of the Orphan Wisdom School, and co-creator of the Night of Grief and Mystery project with singer/songwriter Gregory Hoskins: which brought him to Cortes Island (see below) and to Folk U Radio live on Friday September 24th from 1 p.m.
Stephen Jenkinson is known for his work with living and dying and as a master story-teller. He says of his tour: “These nights have the mark of our time upon them, and they’re timely, urgent, alert, steeped in mortal mystery. They’re quixotic. They have swagger. They are nights devoted to the ragged mysteries of being human, and so grief and endings of all kinds appear.”
This starts a series of Folk University offerings: Radio, in person, and co-created on the topic of What Is Essential for living in these times?
Who knows where Friday’s show will go: but what is assured is that we will talk about things as essential as life itself and death. And how we can tell stories that prepare us for doing both well. We will discuss what it means to witness, to be an orphan, and to create safety in these times. It should be great. I hope you will tune-in.
And see and experience Stephen Jenkinson in person
at the Nights of Grief and Mystery: Safe and Sound Salons – Western Edition Sunday the 26th of September at Manson’s Hall. Open to All. Seats VERY limited. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nights-of-grief-mystery-safe-sound-salons-cortes-island-tickets-174995073977
Folk University’s new What is Essential series asks: What must we know, practice, and study to prepare ourselves for living in the world we now inhabit and the world we expect to come to inhabit? Together, Folk University and YOU are creating the syllabus of the future. Send your thoughts on What is essential to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folk U Radio is taking old school viral every Friday at 1 and Mondays at 6:30 @CKTZ89.5FM or livestreamed at cortesradio.ca. Find repeats anytime at www.folku.ca/podcasts.
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