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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Creating Community One Story at a Time

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John Nassivera (johnwnassivera) | 6 comments Hello All,
I'm curious to how a book can come off its pages and be a positive catalyst to create community. Whether a small group of friends, school setting, village, city, or global. I would love to hear your thoughts, perspectives, and experiences. What are you engaged in? What books have your read that open or inspire opportunities to create positive change for us all?
Please consider visiting https://frontporchstorytelling.wordpr... to see what a few authors I've come to know are engaging in.


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Kathleen Burkinshaw (kathleenburkinshaw) | 11 comments Hello everyone,
Given the concern of nuclear weapons, my book The Last Cherry Blossom, based on my mother's experience in surviving the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, has been used in schools. Also, I have partnered with Green Legacy Hiroshima and arranged for a sapling grown from the seed of a tree that survived the bombing to be planted at the college my daughter currently is at to bring the message of peace so that there will be no more atomic bomb victims. This made North Carolina, the seventh state in the US to have one of these saplings. I'm trying to do my small part so that nuclear weapons will never be used again and so readers will realize the ones we may think of as our "enemies" are not always so different from ourselves.


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Marianna Heusler (goodreadscommheusler) | 15 comments I read your book. It was wonderful...


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John Nassivera (johnwnassivera) | 6 comments Thank you so much Marianna. I'm looking forward to reading "Murder At St. Polycarp"
"Chain Links" will be available in early 2018 and if interested, you can read initial chapters at https://frontporchstorytelling.wordpr...
Also checkout how authors Vin Dacquino and Yvona Fast are using their books to engage with their communities. https://frontporchstorytelling.wordpr...


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