Plane Passenger Who Inspired Hit Broadway Musical To Discuss Experiences In Harlem

September 3, 2019

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will welcome Kevin Tuerff, one of the thousands of strangers who were trapped in the small town of Gander on September 11, 2001.

For a discussion about his experiences and the hit Broadway musical Come From Away that was inspired by this remarkable story, on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

Kevin Tuerff’s memoir, Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, explores his personal experience of the amazing true story about the small town of 9,000 in Newfoundland which welcomed 7,000 passengers from 90 countries after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, inspiring the hit musical Come From Away. Gander’s compassion ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Tuerff’s spirituality and inspired him to found  Pay it Forward 9/11 in 2002. In this conversation, “Kevin T,” as he was portrayed in the musical, dives into how this experience touched his life and opened his eyes to the global need for compassionate action.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. For more information, please visit this page.

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