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143. A Creative Conversation: Ruth Ozeki with Susan Squier

Tuesday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 604, WSCC

Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Susan Merrill Squier, Penn State Univ., University Park

Speaker: Ruth Ozeki, Whaletown, BC

Session Description:

Canadian-American writer, award-winning filmmaker, and ordained Buddhist priest, Ruth Ozeki will converse with Susan Squier on the theme Pain Free. Their conversation will wander from such agricultural innovations as genetically engineering animals so that they feel no pain to questions of affect and academia to Zen and suffering. The conversation will be interspersed with readings.


  • General Literature – Nonfictional Prose

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