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Mark Nepo: The Power of Community

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: Page Hall, University at Albany, Downtown Campus 135 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12222 Albany, NY 12222
  • Dates: March 5, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    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).

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