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to Nov 16

Putting Pen to Palm Leaf: Buddhism and Contemporary Literature Series

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.

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to Sep 16

Zen Studies Society's 50th Anniversary Celebration of New York Zendo Shobo-ji: Reading, Dialogue with Larry Shainberg, & Signing

A full weekend of events celebrating this historic milestone. Activities will include talks by two Zen Masters visiting from Japan, a keynote address by noted astrophysicist Adam Frank, readings by authors Ruth Ozeki and Larry Shainberg, and an all-day sit. An exhibit of important historical documents related to ZSS and the establishment of Zen in America will also be on view.

Ruth Ozeki's event will be held on Saturday 9/15 at 2:00 PM.

For full schedule, more information, and tickets, please click here.

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12:00 PM12:00

Central Washington University, Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series: Craft Talk, Presentation and Signing

The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series schedules readings every quarter and features nationally known writers reading their own work. 

12:00-1:00: Craft Talk in Black Hall, Room 151

6:00-7:30: Presentation and Signing, SURC Theatre

For more information, please visit the Central Washington University event page.

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10:45 AM10:45

Seattle University, Search for Meaning Festival: Keynote Presentation, Q&A, Book Signing

  • Seattle University: Pigott Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Search for Meaning is Seattle University’s annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning, and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws over 50 nationally and internationally acclaimed authors and artists for an interactive, introspective experience. 

For registration and more information, please visit the Search for Meaning Festival event page.

For full schedule of events, please click here.

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7:00 PM19:00

Hugo House: Word Works Craft Talk and Q&A

Presented in partnership with Seattle University’s Search for Meaning Festival

Word Works talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists draw back the curtain on the process of writing. Each talk by a guest writer focuses on a specific element—such as dialogue, metaphor, voice, or structure—that should be in every writer’s toolbox. The talks are followed by an interview with a noted editor, writer, or critic.

For tickets and more information, please visit the Hugo House event page.

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