Going to hear someone speak can impact a child in a variety of ways. When the speaker is an author the child may be inspired to read, to learn, and it may even spark an interest in a topic that may impact their lives in the future. A person does not need to live in a large city to see speakers. This can happen close to home. A lot of universities have some great speakers.
Alvervia University has these speakers scheduled in October:
Monday, October 7—
Laura Schoff, author of An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny (Francis Hall Theatre, 6:30pm)
Thursday, October 10--
Phyllis Kornfield, author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art In America (Franco Library, 1pm)
Monday, October 21--
Somali “Land Pirates” kidnap victim Jessica Buchanan and her husband, Erik Landermalm discuss her kidnapping and rescue as a defining spiritual experience as told in her book Impossible Odds (McGlinn Conference Center, 6:30pm)
While some of the topics may seem foreign you cannot always guess the message. No matter how well you know the child you may never know what could spark their interest in reading, speaking and more. Check out a new experience and see what may unfold. You and your child can both be inspired to go above and beyond your local area. See the Alvernia website at www.alvernia.edu for more information.