Hello Friends of Empathy! I’ve got a few dates for your diary…
June 4: Empathy paperback launch
The UK paperback of my book Empathy is out this week, and comes with a snappy new subtitle (Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It). Get yourself a copy on Amazon or at your local independent store.
I’m delighted about the book’s impact so far. Organisations like Friends of the Earth have picked up on it, and I’ve been taking the ideas abroad having done book tours in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and most recently Croatia.
It would be great if you could spend two minutes today helping spread word about the paperback release on Twitter, Facebook and face to face. For your convenience, here’s a sample tweet: Want to start an Empathy Revolution? Find the inspiration you need in @romankrznaric’s new book Empathy http://ow.ly/NDSBH
June 5-11: Empathy Festival at Blackwell’s Bookshop Oxford
I’m curating the world’s first Empathy Festival with the wonderful Blackwell’s Bookshop. I’ll be launching it with a talk on Empathy and Family Life on June 5. Other speakers include philosopher Peter Singer, historian Theodore Zeldin, and radical geographer Danny Dorling. Get your tickets here.
September: Launch of the Empathy Museum
I’m also pleased to announce that my Empathy Museum project will be launching in September, masterminded by its brilliant director, the world-renowned artist and curator Clare Patey. It will start in a mobile eco bus containing an Empathy Shoe Shop, which will travel around the country and host events such as Human Libraries. We’ll then be taking the Empathy Museum to the Perth International Arts Festival in Australia in February. Watch the video, check out the website, and sign up for updates.
I hope to see you somewhere on the empathy trail, and thanks for helping to spread the word.