Telling Stories | Jonah Willihnganz | TEDxStanford by TEDx Talks   5 years ago

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Director of the Stanford Storytelling Project, Jonah Willihnganz, shares the power of story to transform both the teller and the listener. He invites us all to use our stories to change our lives.

Jonah Willihnganz is the Bruce Braden Lecturer of Narrative Studies at Stanford and Director of the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program that sponsors courses, grants, an acclaimed event series, and the award-winning radio program State of the Human.

He holds an MFA from Hollins University and a PhD in English from Brown University, has published fiction, essays, and literary criticism, and is a former fellow of the Stanford Humanities Center. He is also co-founder of LifeWorks, a new initiative at Stanford that helps students cultivate natural human capacities such as courage, resilience, compassion, and deep attention.

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