Christian McEwen will be in conversation with Sue Moon discussing Christian’s new book, In Praise of Listening
In her new book, In Praise of Listening, Christian McEwen reflects on listening (silence, music, nature, prayer) in a series of thoughtful chapters, each one focused on a different theme. When an athlete speaks of “listening to his body,” or a gardener describes herself as “listening to the land,” when writers and artists explain that they are “listening” to their work-in-progress, they are using the word as she chooses to use it here–as an extended metaphor for openness and receptivity, rippling out from the self-centered human to the farthest reaches of the non-human world. In Praise of Listening is a kind of sister or first cousin to McEwen’s earlier, timely, and very popular, World Enough & Time, with the same emphasis on creativity and slowing down. For more information, click here.
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