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Caught Between Generations

Caught Between Generations

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January 19th 2017:The Surprising Benefits of Talking to People You Don't Know

Why is it harder to make friends as adults? Whether introverted or extroverted, should we talk to strangers? If we’re so interconnected, why do we still feel isolated and lonely? Kio Stark, speaker and author of ‘When Strangers Meet,’ and Shasta Nelson, speaker and author of ‘Frientimacy,’ expose our deepest longings for connection and discuss how we can form close bonds and relationships as we get older. They will help move us out of our comfort zones and into more fulfilling relationships.

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Kio Stark

Kio Stark's most recent book is When Strangers Meet: How People You Don't Know Can Transform You, about the poetry, politics, and practicalities of talking to strangers. Her previous book is Don't Go Back to School: A handbook for learning almost anything. It's a practical guide with concrete strategies, inspiring stories from learners, and how-to advice on things like getting started, staying motivated, and getting jobs without traditional credentials. She is also the author of the novel Follow Me Down. Her newsletter is and she tweets as @kiostark.
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Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of, a women’s friendship matching site in 35 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. She also writes at and in the Huffington Post, speaks across the country, and is a friendship expert in the media appearing on such shows as Katie Couric and the Today Show.
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