Wit & Wisdom celebrates 'Conversing about Conversation'

Seth Tichenor

ASTORIA — Join speakers John Nygaard and Seth Tichenor for April’s Wit & Wisdom talk titled “Conversing about Conversation,” 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Fort George Brewery’s Lovell Building, corner of 14th and Duane.

We seem to live in a time where people talk at one another, rather than converse. People who disagree will speak past one another, while those who agree find themselves trapped in echo chambers that they don’t even realize are there.

And, yet, there is clearly a longing for more meaningful, constructive, and even challenging conversation. But what does this mean, and what would it look like? What exactly is a “conversation” anyway and why do they seem to have become more difficult in recent times?

Can conversations really change minds, or actually be “transformational”? And, once we find ourselves engaged in them, what do we hope will come from them?

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the conversation starting at 7 p.m. Food and beverages are available through the Taproom, all ages are welcome and there is never a cover. Wit & Wisdom is brought to you every month by Philosofarian.

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