Rushdie on Why Stories Matter

Rushdie on Why Stories Matter

Rushdie on Why Stories Matter


Salman Rushdie’s talk on storytelling will be screened at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington.

Far beyond simple entertainment, stories are a lens through which we can better understand ourselves; they speak to and through our humanity, a theme explored in this year’s ‘Vermont Reads’ book, ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ by Salman Rushdie. On Sunday, September 27, at 2 pm, The Martha Canfield Library will present the video of the talk given by Rushdie, ‘What’s the Use of Stories That Aren’t Even True?’ In the talk, Rushdie discusses the art of storytelling and freedom of speech and shares stories from his career as a writer. This event is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. For information, visit the library at 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, phone 802-375-6153 or visit


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