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  • Friday, May 26, – Monday, May 29, 2017, Diane Silver will be attending WisCon in Madison, Wisconsin, with a stack of copies of her book Your Daily Shot of Hope: Meditations for an Age of Despair. Seek her out. Say hi, and get an autographed copy. To make certain you connect, you can message her through this website or seek her out on Twitter @DianeSilver.
  • Friday, June 16, 2017, at 7 pm, join Diane Silver and Annette Billings at The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas, for a reading on hope.
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 9 am, join Annette Hope Billings and Diane Silver for Harvest: A Workshop on Finding and Sustaining Hope. Through journaling, discussion, and inspirational readings from their own works, Annette and Diane will lead you through a reconsideration of the concept of hope and the role hope plays in your own life. This workshop is suitable for people of all writing levels.
    Cost: $20 love offering. Location: Unity of Lawrence, 900 Madeline Lane, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 11 am, Diane Silver will speak on The Radical Act of Reclaiming Hope at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence . You don’t need to be UU to attend!

What the Heck is This?

Hope & Politics is both an idea and an endeavor.

The idea encompasses the concept that failures are stepping stones to transformation, and that Martin Luther King Jr. was right when he said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

The endeavor is a business that seeks to transform our world through education and inspiration. Hope & Politics publishes books, teaches classes, and organizes events that provide nuts-and-bolts training in communications along with emotional grounding for readers and participants. Our first publishing project is a 4-book series called Your Daily Shot of Hope. The first book, Meditations for an Age of Despair, was published in January 2017.

We’re not terribly modest here. We only seek to change the world.