🎧 Sounds From the Street: Writer Nick Flynn on Reconnecting with His Father

At age 24, Nick Flynn started working at the Pine Street Inn, the largest shelter in Boston. It was here that he reconnected with his estranged father, who was unsheltered at the time. Ten years later, Nick shared the story in his moving memoir, “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City”, which was later adapted to the big screen as Being Flynn, starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano.

Nick explores the story behind the story while shedding light on the origins of homelessness and the subsequent explosion of shelters across the United States.

A full transcript of this interview is available here.

Here’s the trailer for the movie:



Adam Kampe_Street SenseAdam Kampe  is an audio and video producer at the National Endowment for the Arts. He’s passionate about using his multimedia skills to shine a light on the important stories of Street Sense vendors and to promote the work of the organization. He loves music, avocados, podcasts, and sunshine.

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