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Adamson Writers Series presents Pico Iyer

Apr 2, 2013
5:00 PM
Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)


Moving and Sitting Still in Our New Global Order, an Adamson Writers Series lecture, reception, and book signing with internationally renowned essayist and novelist Pico Iyer. More and more of us are living with parts of ourselves in many different cultures, our parents from one place, our partners from another, our dreams in a third, while we live in a fourth. How does this alter the way we think of home, of belonging, of community? How does it affect the way we live, the way we love and make art? In a deeply personal way, drawing on experiences from his travels across the world, from North Korea to Easter Island, Pico Iyer will talk about the possibilities and challenges of our new global order and a fresh millennium that draws much of its excitement from the meetings, the passageways between cultures, and not fixed places or identities. Might the Age of Movement even give a new importance, a fresh beauty to stillness?

Travel writer for Time Magazine since 1986, prolific novelist, and closest journalist to the 14th Dalai Lama, Iyer is also a regular contributor to Harper's, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. His numerous books include Video Night in Kathmandu, The Global Soul, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and, most recently, The Man Within My Head, a memoir which reflects upon the impact of Graham Greene¿s writing on Iyer¿s own development as an author who treads the margins and spaces between cultures.

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For more information:
Yona Harvey
yharvey@andrew.cmu.edu


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Date created: Nov 21, 2012