A book cover filled with the text The Power of Story: On Truth, The Trickster, and New Fictions for a New Era by Harold R. Johnson

Adult book club: "The Power of Story"

This is an in-person event

June 26, 2024

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Third floor program room | or Online via NVCL Zoom

Book clubs, Indigenous

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Event overview

June 26, 2024

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join fellow community members for a discussion of The Power of Story: On Truth, the Trickster, and New Fictions for a New Era by Harold R. Johnson. 

Participants can attend at the library or via Zoom. All are welcome! 

Registration is required by 6 p.m. on the day of the discussion. For those attending virtually, the Zoom link will be sent to the email address you used to register. The meeting link and reading guide will be emailed on the day of the event.

We have a limited number of copies for registrants to borrow, based on the order that they register. Registrants will be contacted if a copy is available. If all of the copies are spoken for, you can try to find one by:

Do you have questions or need help finding a copy? Email info@nvcl.ca or call 604-998-3450.

About the book

"Approached by an ecumenical society representing many faiths, from Judeo-Christians to fellow members of First Nations, Harold R. Johnson agreed to host a group who wanted to hear him speak about the power of storytelling. This book is the outcome of that gathering. In The Power of Story, Johnson explains the role of storytelling in every aspect of human life, from personal identity to history and the social contracts that structure our societies, and illustrates how we can direct its potential to re-create and reform not only our own lives, but the life we share. Companionable, clear-eyed, and, above all, optimistic, Johnson’s message is both a dire warning and a direct invitation to each of us to imagine and create, together, the world we want to live in" [publisher].

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