Putting Pen to Palm Leaf: Buddhism and Literature Series

Drawing on her own novels, her Zen practice and Buddhist texts, Ozeki will discuss some of the ways in which autobiographical narrative fiction might function as praxis—a way of observing, interrogating and deconstructing the “self” to perform, or act out, core Zen teachings of no-self, emptiness and depended co-arising.


LIT HUB: RED INK SERIES PANEL DISCUSSION ON WRITING THE BODY

We’re blessed with these imaginations and empathy is not something passive. It’s active. It’s something that we can do both as writers and as readers.
— Ruth Ozeki

December 6, 2016
Literary Hub
Writing the Body: Trauma, Illness, Sexuality and Beyond
Red Ink Reading Series with Ruth Ozeki, Eileen Myles, Porochista Khakpour, Anna March, and Alexandra Kleeman, hosted by Michele Filgate

Tricycle: The Face in the Mirror, a book about the process of staying with

The book is about is the process of staying with: staying with one’s thoughts, even when they become boring or painful; staying with one’s face even when it is no longer so young and pleasing to look at; staying with one’s life, even as the losses loom and gather.
— Noelle Oxenhandler on Ruth Ozeki's The Face: A Time Code

Fall 2016
Tricycle Magazine
The Face in the Mirror
Noelle Oxenhandler