St. Lawrence University’s Writer’s Begins Sept. 12

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Released: 5-Sep-2013 4:00 PM EDT

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Newswise — CANTON, N.Y. — St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series kicks off the new academic year with a talk by author and essayist Pico Iyer.

Iyer has been a longtime essayist for Time magazine and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s Magazine and dozens of other worldwide magazines.

Iyer is the author of several books including “Video Night in Kathmandu” and “The Man Within My Head.” He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of film-scripts as well as Leonard Cohen’s liner-notes. Born in Oxford, England, Iyer studied at Eton College, the University of Oxford and Harvard University. He is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. Raised between England and California, Iyer has been living in rural Japan for the last 25 years.

The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Sykes Common Room located in Sykes Residence Hall on Park Street across from the Brewer Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the English Department at 315-229-5125 or visit

About St. Lawrence University:

St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.


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