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I am Compassionate Creativity: 111 Stories from Preschool to Providence Paperback – March 7, 2016
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About the Author
Kali Quinn is a facilitator of creative discovery, innovative storytelling, physical play, and community dialogue. Her two solo shows that look at the movement of grief and intergenerational reconciliation have been performed at universities and festivals throughout the country. Kali is from Buffalo, NY and now lives in Providence, RI where she has taught clown, mask, movement, devising, and creative leadership at Brown University and worked as Stateside Faculty for Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy). Kali has facilitated Compassionate Creativity at: Creative Medicine Series at Brown University, McDonogh School, United Natural Foods, Pearl Theatre Company, Celebration Barn, New England Center for Circus Arts, MIT, Duke University, Putney School Summer Programs, Vermont Academy, Connecticut College, Boston University, Emory College, Bucknell, Clowns Without Borders in Guatemala & Grupo Galpão in Brazil. Kali served on the Board for the Network of Ensemble Theaters from 2009-2014 and received training at the University of Rochester, with an MFA from Dell’Arte International in Northern California. http//www.compassionatecreativity.com Cover Design: Robin McGuirl Cover Photo: Dawn Quinn & Jeff Smithson Author Photo: John Shaw
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These stories explore innumerable ways of finding compassion for others and for one's self. Quinn's teachings, while deeply personal and revealing, are free of gratuitous self-absorption and serve the larger purpose of suggesting how we might respond more creatively to the inevitable disappointment and suffering that constitute the human condition. Through her stories, poetry, and gentle prompts at the end of each chapter, Quinn encourages others to explore what she has learned about making the best from what comes her way. In all of this she succeeds admirably. A litany of joyful, hilarious, and extraordinary experiences — the stuff of what is possible in life. In these "111 Stories from Pre-school to Providence" we learn that wisdom is possible at any age.
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