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It’s time to break new ground. Time to explore new territory…. together.

Spend an engaging evening with long-time friends and storytellers Matthew Sanford, Kevin Kling, and Patricia Francisco.  Together they’ll share stories about life, about wonder, about healing, and about becoming –  all with a “just right” mix of tenderness, humor, and music.  This is GENERAL ADMISSION, donation based event (suggested $20) with proceeds supporting the non-profit work of Mind Body Solutions. There will be a cash bar on site and plenty of good conversation to go around…

JUNE 2  /  7:00 PM  /  INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE  – 275 Market Street •  MPLS, MN (see map)

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Kevin Kling describes his zodiac sign as “Minnesota with Iowa rising…”  Kling, a Minneapolis-based author, playwright and teller of tales, is best known for his commentaries on NPR’s All Things Considered. He also is the creator of several books and CDs of recorded storytelling.  While he can be seen  on stages all over the world, he performs regularly throughout the Twin Cities metro including such stages as The Guthrie, The Fitzgerald, Open Eye, and many more.  www.kevinkling.com

Patricia Francisco is the artist in residence at Hamline University, teaching fiction, nonfiction, and courses on the creative process. She is the author of TELLING: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery, for which she was awarded a Minnesota Book Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction. Francisco’s published work also includes a novel Cold Feet, essays Village Without Mirrors, and a play Lunacy.  Since the publication of TELLING, she has been active in speaking to colleges and service providers on the subject of sexual violence and the memoir of crisis.

Matthew Sanford is a visionary and founder of Mind Body Solutions. He is also a nationally recognized yoga teacher, a sought-after public speaker,  and a paraplegic for the last thirty-seven years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence,  and speaks at conferences, corporations, and higher learning institutions nationwide. Matthew has also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement. Sanford has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands by sharing the fundamental importance of the mind-body relationship.

Accompanying this cast of characters is the Minneapolis-based theater actress, composer, vocalist and accordionist Simone Perrin, who has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and is a regular performer at venues throughout the Twin Cities. Have a listen… www.youtube.com www.monieperrin.wordpress.com