Learning is Your Arc: Illinois Novelist, Ernest Hemingway, Teaches Us About Who We Are

Ernest Hemingway 1957 (Photo by Yousuf Karsh)

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Mar 22, 2024


Princeton Public Library
698 E Peru St
Princeton, IL 61356

We are natural-born learners, and we learn through story. Everything, from history and art to science and economics, is framed in story. Another way to say this – we seek qualitative answers, not just quantitative ones. Story is a way for people to understand their meaning and purpose in the world. In this workshop, participants will develop this framework of story as a way of learning through literary models in order to understand who they are and the world around them.

Story gives us answers to life’s most challenging questions such as “Why we are here?” and “What happens after we die?” The intersections of philosophy, poetry, and psychology provide a sense of comfort and community.

The presentation/workshop is split into three interactive parts: the hero archetype, Hemingway’s hero, and chasing your better self. Participants will explore work and ideas from Joseph Campell, Maureen Murdock, Goethe, Ernest Hemingway, David Brooks, Carol Dweck.

Ernest Hemmingway Writing Seated At Desk

Ernest Hemingway

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Samantha Holt at sholt@princetonpl.org.

Learn more about Aaron Lawler, this program, and how to book it here.

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