The Living Room is back for its third evening of storytelling from the heart, this time stories about people fighting “the good fight.”
The speakers for this edition include a New York City filmmaker, a North Kingstown sensei, an East Greenwich Episcopal priest, a doctor who directs oncology care at Women & Infants, and an inner-city school social worker.
But what they will talk about – the stories they will tell – are not so easily defined. And that’s the point behind The Living Room, according to founder Deb Walsh. To Walsh, everyone – everyone – has a story to tell, many stories, in fact.
“Everyone, whether they know it or not, is the architect and the hero of their own story,” she says. “Sharing the battles, the joys, the searching, and the victories inside our stories connects us in ways that are both simple and profound. We give one another hope and courage. Through these narratives we really do in a way become each others heroes, allies, mentors and guides.”
Walsh started The Living Room in 2012 to foster such storytelling right here in East Greenwich. The first TLR event, in November 2012, was held in the intimate confines of the Kentish Guard Armory. For the second event, Walsh moved to the Methodist Church, which came ready made to handle a larger crowd as well as provide excellent sound quality. You can check out videos from the second TLR here.
In many ways, Walsh is fighting back – fighting her own good fight – against the busy, impersonal world in which we find ourselves.
“We all need more of that one-to-one connection than ever before,” she says. “It's real, in person, and spoken.”
Tickets for The Living Room v.3 “The Good Fight,” Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m., are available online at Brown Paper Tickets , $20/adult and $10/student.