How does good storytelling help us listen? Can fiction help us have better conversations, or better understand the complexity of perspectives on important issues? What’s the role of strong local connections in the addressing the challenges facing the globe?
Sunil Yapa, author of Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, the 2018 Roanoke Valley Read, will be in Roanoke in from October 4-6 for a variety of events at Hollins University and Cityworks (X)po.
In preparation for the visit, he spent some time in conversation with Brad Stephens, executive director of CoLab Roanoke and host of the Big Ideas for Better Places podcast.
Use this engaging prelude to Roanoke Valley Reads before reading the book or in preparation for the author’s visit. Check out the list of related events here.
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Purchase Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist locally at Barnes and Noble, Book No Further, and online here. ★