Sykes Residence

Nick Penniman


The St. Lawrence University chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, will host Nick Penniman at 7:30 on Monday, Dec. 5, in the Sykes Common Room. The event is free and open to the public.

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Zen Meditation Workshop

Zen Meditation Workshop

Learn about the Liberating way of sitting meditation (zazen) in the Rinzai tradition.

Led by Hiruto Kotaro from Heirinji Temple Ichikukai Dojo, in Japan

Thursday, September 8th

Sykes Commons Room (Next to the Japanese Garden)

6:00-7:30 pm

Talk and Practice (wear loose clothing)

For further information: email or call Mark MacWilliams ( or #229-5128)


Writers Series presents Chang-Rae Lee

Lee is the author of five novels: Native Speaker (1995); A Gesture Life (1999); Aloft (2004); The Surrendered, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and On Such a Full Sea (2014). His novels have won numerous awards and citations, which include the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, ALA Notable Book of the Year Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book of the Year Award for Fiction.

Writers Series presents Valeria Luiselli

A Mexican-Italian author living in NewYork City (she has also lived in Costa Rica, South Korea, South Africa, India, Spain, and France), Luiselli is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks and the acclaimed novels Faces in the Crowd, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and The Story of My Teeth, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction.

Writers Series presents Elizabeth Bradfield

A naturalist and poet, Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2008), which won the Audre Lorde Award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award; Approaching Ice (Persea Books, 2010), a book of poems about Arctic and Antarctic exploration that was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award; and Once Removed (Persea Books, 2015), which is set in the waters of Cape Cod, and the Pacific Northwest. Bradfield’s poetry has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Field, The Believer, and Orion.


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