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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on September 30 at 10:10 AM


We have four readings, mainly of a spiritual bent, tonight.

Up at Third Place Books, Dr. Janet Dallett explains “some of C.G. Jung’s basic ideas in candid and clear prose” in a book called Listening to the Rhino: Violence and Healing in a Scientific Age.

At Elliott Bay Book Company, Robert Kull, who lived alone in Patagonia for an entire year but now seemingly can’t shut up about it, reads from his new book Solitude.

At Town Hall, Nalini Nadkarni explores our intimate connection with trees in Between Earth & Sky. I don’t think she means ‘intimate’ in that way. Pervert.

And at University Temple Church, Kathleen Norris reads from Acedia and Me, a memoir about depression and faith. I have to say, I read Norris’ last book, The Cloister Walk, in which she lives with monks and studies the Bible as a work of literature. I’m as atheist as they come, but I really, really enjoyed that book. Norris is gifted at explaining faith in a way that even non-believers can understand and take something from. I have not read Acedia and Me, but I bet Norris would be interesting to talk to even if her newest book somehow sucks up a storm.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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