Andrew Forsthoefel, author of the newly released book Walking to Listen, has accepted Dublin School’s invitation to speak at graduation this year. Mr. Forsthoefel is an author, speaker, and peace activist living in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Mr. Forsthoefel is a graduate of the St. Andrews School (where both Mr. Bates and Mr. Brown taught previously) and Middlebury College.
After graduating from college, “I spent eleven months trekking across the United States with a sign on my pack that read 'Walking to Listen,' recording interviews with the people I met along the way.” Drawing from the experiences of this year-long initiation on the road, Mr. Forsthoefel is focused on the collective project of learning how to be human together with love—united by our diversity, empowered by sharing the inherent vulnerability of being alive, and freed by opening to truth. Mr. Forsthoefel is a writer, a frequent speaker and conducts workshops.
Mr. Forsthoefel has shared his story in a TedTalk, has spoken on many radio shows including on the Moth Radio Hour, on Transom.org and This American Life, and wrote a book, Walking to Listen (Bloomsbury, 2017), which tells the tale of the journey.