Tuesday, March 5 - Mark Nepo: Spiritual writer, poet and healing arts teacher
Mark Nepo, bestselling author of 20 books, graduated from UAlbany with a Doctor of Arts in English in 1980, and taught in the English Department for 18 years. While at UAlbany and still in his 30s, Nepo was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma that spread to his brain. His struggles with cancer helped him to form a philosophy of experiencing life fully while facing an unknowable future.
In 2010, Oprah chose Nepo’s book, The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (2000), as one of her “Ultimate Favorite Things.” The book went on to become a #1 New York Times Bestseller. His newest book is More Together Than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and in the World (2018).