Posted by: arbeam | February 17, 2015

May 6: Living Story: How we use narrative to (re)shape our experiences

May 6, 2015
6:30 PM
Sylvan Way Kitsap Regional Library
1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA

Shannon PolsonBoth success and tragedy can rock our worlds. How can we begin again to understand our lives with a new and unsettling context? Veteran Shannon Huffman Polson (author of North of Hope: a daughter’s Arctic journey) considers our opportunities to choose the narrative of our lives within the circumstances we are given.”

“Shannon’s personal story of courage is both compelling and poignant.  She weaves together her story with the role of story telling throughout history and with today’s culture and media. Her personal experiences combined with this macro perspective is fascinating and creates the urgency to have each and every one of  us explore our stories, values, and goals. Shannon’s “call to action” leaves an indelible mark.” – Christine Birnbaum, New York Life

Shannon Huffman Polson was the first woman to fly as an attack helicopter pilot in the Army’s XVIII Airborne corps and one of the first women flying attack rotary wing aircraft anywhere in the U.S. Army after the lifting of air combat exclusion. She went on to lead two platoons, taking one to Bosnia, and was the first woman to command an Apache attack line company in the 2d Infantry Division in Korea. Polson earned her BA from Duke, her MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School and her MFA from Seattle Pacific University. She worked five years in the corporate world before turning to writing full time. Polson is a seasoned speaker at corporate, educational and social events and conferences around the country. She is the author of North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey. She and her family reside in the northwest.


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