Announcing THE EMPATHY DIARIES – A 2-Part Conversation with Sherry Turkle

by | Mar 16, 2021

Hartford Stage, The Mark Twain House & Museum and Charter Oak Cultural Center present

Three of Hartford’s premier cultural institutions join together for an intimate two-part conversation with professor, author and clinical psychologist Sherry Turkle. Her celebrated new memoir The Empathy Diaries spans her childhood through her groundbreaking career at MIT. “A beautiful book. It has gravity and grace; it’s as inexorable as a fable; it drills down into the things that make a life; it works to make sense of existence on both its coded and transparent levels; it feels like an instant classic of the genre.” – The New York Times

The Mark Twain House & Museum and Hartford Stage present
THE EMPATHY DIARIES Part 1: Finding Meaning in Life’s Work
Moderated by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Melia Bensussen
Tuesday, April 20 at 7pm EST

Melia and Sherry are friends and share many passions, among them, how people find meaning in their life’s work. How does creativity, art, theater, memoir enhance empathic understanding? How did Sherry come to new compassion as she wrote this book, such a departure from her other work? To register for this part, CLICK HERE

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents
THE EMPATHY DIARIES Part 2: The Childhood
Moderated by Charter Oak Executive Director Rabbi Donna Berman
Thursday, May 6 at 7pm EST

This part will focus on how Sherry’s childhood in a house of secrets made her, in her words, the “Nancy Drew of my own life.” It was a world where empathy, before it was an emotional virtue, was a survival strategy. This conversation will be with Rabbi Donna Berman who is the author’s cousin. register for this part CLICK HERE

Both events are FREE with donations gratefully accepted by the host organizations. Autographed copies will be sold by The Mark Twain House & Museum and can ordered in advance by CLICKING HERE:

Books will be mailed after Part 1 and thereafter. We regret at this time we cannot ship outside of the U.S.

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT and the founding director of the MIT Initiative of Technology and Self. A licensed, clinical psychologist, she is the author of six books including “Alone Together” and the New York Times bestseller “Reclaiming Conversation.” Her latest book, “The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir,” is out now from Penguin Press.

Part of Charter Oak Cultural Center’s 16th Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture, made possible by:
Samuel Roskin Trust at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Harry E. Goldfarb Family Foundation
Rona Gollob Fund at Jewish Community Foundation
Jeffrey and Nancy Hoffman
LAZ Parking
Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation
UCONN Center for Judaic Studies
Zweig and Fundiller Family Fund at Jewish Community Foundation

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