Ellen Kushner's warm, engaging speaking style highlights her broad knowledge of music and the arts, diverse cultures, and spiritual beliefs.
Ellen appears in a wide-ranging variety of programs, including Sound & Spirit-style lectures and community performances, as well as panel discussions and inspiring keynote speeches. She passionately and enthusiastically shares her insights into the human experience, along with her own experiences in public radio. At bookstores and conferences across the country, Ellen reads from her own fiction and discusses writing, collaboration, and the interstitial arts.
Sound & Spirit Shows
Please use the links below for further information on individual shows.
Ellen Kushner performs 45-60 minute live re-creations (with script and music CD’s) of several Sound & Spirit programs, usually followed by discussion and Q&A with Ellen.
Click on the title for a description of the show:
Most of the programs above can be presented instead as a lecture without music. Two other shows are available as lectures only. Click on the title for a show description:
Picking a theme, such as “Divine Love” or “Meditations on Peace,” the community invites members of different religious and cultural traditions to come together for a live concert where each presents music from their own tradition expressing the theme. Working with information given by the performers — and with her own broad knowledge (and sense of theatricality) — Ellen weaves together a meaningful running commentary throughout the concert.
Ellen also lectures on aspects of her personal philosophy as it pertains to the Sound & Spirit show and to her work as a writer and performer.
To discuss your community's needs and interests for a special program, please write to Kushner.Ellen@gmail.com.
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