On Being with Krista Tippett and Marilyn Nelson

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
Humanities Lecture Hall

7 p.m. An Evening with Krista Tippett and Marilyn Nelson, Humanities Lecture Hall. Ticketed event. Special pricing applies for this event.

PLEASE NOTE: General Admission Tickets to both On Being events with Krista Tippett are now Sold Out.

The Lipinsky 215 Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm.

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Tickets not picked up or purchased by September 9 will be released back into the General Admission tickets and will be made available for sale online beginning Monday, September 12 at noon.

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. She has collected her interviews into several books, including a memoir, Speaking of Faith (Viking, 2007), Einstein's God (Penguin Books, 2010), drawn from her interviews at the intersection of science, medicine, and spiritual inquiry, and the New York Times best-seller published in April, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living (Penguin Press). She received the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama at the White House. Her public radio broadcast, On Being, airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and is distributed by American Public Media. Locally, On Being airs on WCQS.

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of more than 24 books, including My Seneca Village (namelos, 2015), the collection of poems, Faster Than Light (LSU Press, 2012), and the novel in verse for young adults, American Ace (Dial Books, 2016). She was awarded the 2012 Frost Medal, the Poetry Society of America's most prestigious award, for “distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry,” and in January 2013, she was elected a chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Nelson is a professor emerita of English at the University of Connecticut, was founder/director and host of Soul Mountain Retreat, and held the office of poet laureate of the State of Connecticut from 2001 to 2006.

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