Get to know Narrative 4 through the stories of our students, educators, and artists!
Like great art and literature, Narrative 4 takes all of us into the depths and complexities of other souls and enables virtual strangers to inhabit the depth and complexities of their own. In the end, it awakens us to the beauty, tragedy, humor, wonder, variety, commonality and endless possibilities of human interaction.
Check out our 9th annual – and now virtual! – celebration of music and literature, entitled “Synchronicity,” featuring music and words from Sting, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, Rosanne Cash, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Ishmael Beah, Darrell Bourque, Assaf Gavron, Ruth Gilligan, Marlon James, Colum McCann, Rob Spillman, Babalwa Tetyana, Terry Tempest Williams, Lila Azam Zanganeh, and many others!
These renowned authors and musicians will weave a symphony of sounds designed to add an exclamation point to our Summer of Impact, while also launching the academic year ahead. This evening will lay the foundation for our global arts network, which has been created to harness the power of stories to build capacity for compassion. The music of the world suggests that stories lead to action and ultimately to enormous change. Watch as lyrics and poetry help build greater trust in our world, one synchronistic story at a time. Spiritus Mundi.
Watch N4 founding artist and poet Darrell Bourque in conversations with painter Bill Gingles, N4 Master Practitioner and poet Faisal Mohyuddin, N4 board chair and co-founder of the Telos Group, Greg Khalil, and N4 Global Student Ambassador Malak Lahham.
In the opening session of migraré, our three-day story exchange about race and identity, N4 Director of Marketing and Communications, Felice Belle, talks to Lama Rod Owens about why conversations about race are challenging for so many and how educators can resource themselves for this difficult and necessary work.
Ishmael Beah’s new novel, Little Family, will be the focal point of this event as we dive into what it means to turn empathy into action in the Joe Slovo Township of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Narrative 4 is pleased to launch a Summer of Impact with Apeirogon, an event designed to highlight the mission and work of Narrative 4 through great literature. Watch New York Times best-selling author and N4 co-founder, Colum McCann, in conversation with Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan, the two main, real life characters in McCann’s new novel, Apeirogon.
Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin…