Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Geology Corner (Building 320), Room 105
Free; no registration is required
We live in and through stories, and the best ones can ground us and provide abiding navigational tools throughout our lives. How, though, do we identify and live by these stories amidst the clamor of the news and the abundant chaos that surround us? And how do we then weave together the stories that guide us with the stories that surround us? Join us for a special evening with Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning winning poet, writer, and educator, to explore these questions and to experience stories that invite us to fuller, authentic lives.
Naomi Shihab Nye is the author or editor of more than 30 volumes of poetry, essays, and stories, most recently There Is No Long Distance Now (2011) and Transfer (2011). Her work has won numerous awards, including a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, four Pushcart Prizes, two Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards, and her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has been a Lannan Fellow and a Guggenheim Fellow and in January 2010 she was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.
“In the current literary scene, one of the most heartening influences is the work of Naomi Shihab Nye. Her poems combine transcendent liveliness and sparkle along with warmth and human insight. She is a champion of the literature of encouragement and heart. Reading her work enhances life.” — William Stafford
This program is co-sponsored by The Stanford Storytelling Project and Stanford Continuing Studies.