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5 Must-See TED Talks for Book Lovers

TED Talks are always filled with riveting and inspiring information on just about any topic you’d like to learn about. After watching literally ANY of the ones I’ve seen, I’ve instantly felt like I could take on the world. And trust me, you will not feel any lack of motivation after seeing these five! 

 

1. The Future of Storytelling – Shonda Rhimes 

 

It’s no doubt that Shonda Rhimes has been telling incredible drama stories through her writing on hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. In this TED Talk, she sits down with Cyndi Stivers, director of TED Residency, to discuss the importance of watching, telling, and listening to stories and how it will shape the future of media and politics.

 

 

 

2. 12 Truths I Learned From Life and Writing – Anne Lamott 

 

Writer Anne Lamott shares what she has learned throughout her life in an ever-changing, emotional world. You will feel connected to the world in a different way after watching. 

 

 

 

3. Wisdom From Great Writers on Every Year of Life – Joshua Prager 

 

Journalist Joshua Prager points out the similarities of human experience throughout time with the words of famous writers set to interesting visualizations. 

 

 

 

4. My Library of Human Imagination – Jay Walker 

 

Jay Walker is the Curator of the Library of Human Imagination. In this relatively short TED Talk, he conducts a show-and-tell of some of the artifacts on the TED stage.  

 

 

5. Why a Good Book Is a Secret Door – Mac Barnett 

 

Award-winning author Mac Barnett discusses the magical world that books create for children of all ages. He credits writing and art as a “doorway for wonder.” 

 

 

If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out more TED talks on their website by clicking here

 

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