This series will bring four eminent writers whose work explores or is inflected by themes deriving from Buddhism to Smith and the Five Colleges for one to two week visits to share their ideas and practice with our students, faculty and the wider community.
Each visitor will stay for one to two weeks and each will:
Present a public lecture;
Give a public reading from her or his writing;
Offer a faculty session of a Smith College Kahn Liberal Arts Institute short-term project to be distributed over the four visits;
Offer a student seminar, with credit available to students who participate in all four classes with visiting writers and some supplementary sessions and who register for a Buddhist Studies Program special studies course;
Present work at a meeting of the Five College Buddhist Studies Faculty Seminar;
Make class visits.
*Public Reading at Amherst College, Workshops & Seminars at Amherst College
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., public reading from her work, Frost Library, CHI Think Tank, Amherst College
Saturday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., faculty seminar/workshop, Kahn Institute.
Monday, November 12, 5 p.m., public lecture, Seelye 201: "The Contemplative "I": Zen and the Art of Autobiographical Fiction"
Wednesday, November 14, 7–9 p.m., student seminar, Dewey Common
Thursday, November 15, 5:30–7 p.m., Five College Buddhist Studies Faculty Seminar, Philosophy Lounge, Dewey
For more information, please visit Smith College Buddhist Studies page.