Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm
|“In life’s journey it seems home has gone from a place that is, to one I remember, to one I create.”
– Kevin Kling
It seems we spend the first half of our lives trying to run away from home and the second half trying to return. The Irish scholar John O’Donohue wrote of “the clay that forms us.” We all have a connection to this earth, a connection to a geology. There are mountain people, desert people, ocean people, each finding solace in a landscape. Is that an ancient memory, coming through our ancestors?
Come listen as Kevin Kling engages us with thoughtful questions: What constitutes home? How are we formed by community, faith and family? Does it define us, give us our identity? When we leave can we ever truly return? How does home provide resiliency in times of loss?
The bridge collapse in Minneapolis, the twin towers in New York, the bombing in Boston, all brought out in people a strong sense of home.
Minnesota storyteller, author, and playwright Kevin Kling calls his zodiac sign “Minnesota with Iowa rising. . .” He draws his inspiration, characters and themes extensively from his home. A commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” a collaborator with Minnesota Public Radio, and a frequent presenter at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, he is author of The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, and Come and Get It, the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts Winter Book