Literature is supposed to help us develop a moral compass, but does it? Haven't you ever read about a misdeed, a naughty act, a crime and been tempted, tempted, tempted...? Did you do the deed? Then what? Literature itself is full of characters who were influenced by something they read; Raskolnikov, a host of Salinger's protagonists, even Tom Sawyer all made choices based on literary characters, and then, there were consequences. Recent psychological studies show that, in fact, reading literature does make us more empathetic, but what happens when you empathize with Richard III? What happens when literature and life co-mingle in life choices that tend more toward the naughty than the nice?
The Storytelling Circle, in collaboration with Write Yourself Free, present "8 True Tales Told in 8 Minutes" at the Westport Library!
Want to learn how? Join future workshops given by storyteller John O'Hern at 7 pm on Mondays: August 18, September 22, and a Telling on October 6. FREE
Westport Library, Large Reading Room. For more info or to sign up for a workshop: 203.981.7092 or email@example.com.