Wednesday, May 4, 7:30
Dave Isay presents Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work
Audio presentation with StoryCorps participants
Dave Isay, founder of renowned national oral history project StoryCorps and best-selling author of Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude From the First Ten Years of StoryCorps returns to Greenlight to present his new book, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work. This fifth book from StoryCorps is a collection of inspiring stories from the heart of the American workforce. In conversations both humorous and poignant, individuals from an array of occupations—from bricklayer to beer vendor, science teacher to salmon slicer—recount the struggles and triumphs along their journeys to finding meaning in their work. Together, these stories are a celebration of the passion, determination, and courage it takes to pursue the work we feel called to do. Isay talks about the book and the mission of StoryCorps, accompanied by audio clips from actual interviews and participation from some of the storytellers themselves, in what is bound to be a moving and inspiring event.
Greenlight’s owners are featured in StoryCorps’ campaign to collect bookseller stories! Click here to read more or hear the interview.