Non-fiction storyteller to kick-off Writers in Library 2005

Phil Cousineau shares his expertise in myth, spirituality

Writers in the Library will begin its 2005 season with author Phil Cousineau Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to reading from his works, Cousineau will discuss the simultaneously romantic and terrifying day-to-day life of a lifelong writer.

Cousineau’s lifetime dedication and in-depth investigation of art, culture and literature has tinged his work with a variety of subjects – mythology, travel and soul – and has taken him on several trips around the world. His collaborations include work with Joseph Campbell, James Hillman and Marija Gimbutas.

“Cousineau has been a strong voice for cultural and spiritual awareness,” R.B. Morris, UT Libraries’ Writer-in-Residence, said. “He is also an award-winning poet, and his poetic vision comes through all his books, whether they are about myth, travel, UFOs, synchronicity, soul explorations or the Olympics. He’s a great scholar and powerful inspirational speaker.”

Cousineau has written 17 books. His most recent publications include The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life, an introspective look into the religious scholar.

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