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Callings: An evening with StoryCorps' Dave Isay

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
Dave Isay, Founder/President of StoryCorps
Dave Isay, Founder/President of StoryCorps


On Wednesday April 27 StoryCorps founder Dave Isay returns to KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum with his latest book Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, a collection of inspiring stories from the heart of the American workforce. He’ll present original recordings of conversations, both humorous and poignant, and animations produced to accompany the book — a celebration of the passion, determination and courage it takes to pursue the work we feel called to do. 

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors that include Peabody Awards, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the 2015 TED Prize. He is the author and editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including the StoryCorps books Listening is an Act of Love (2006), Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps (2010), and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps (2012)—all New York Times bestsellers. StoryCorps’ fourth book, Ties That Bind, was released in the fall of 2013 to coincide with the organization’s tenth anniversary. 

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.  StoryCorps does this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, StoryCorps is creating an invaluable archive for future generations.

“Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work” will be available for sale courtesy of Vroman’s Bookstore.