“Nature Writing and Spirituality: Embracing the Kumano Landscape”
The writer in residence Michaela Vieser will talk about Nature Writing and Spirituality, why as a German this is still considered a taboo topic and how this has led her to write a novel set in Japan in 1690.
She will outline the work on “Kumano” in which she portrays the life and walks of a nun from the Japanese Kumano order and how she crosses paths with the German physician Engelbert Kaempfer. She will comment on her real encounters with Japanese mountain ascetics, why slime molds are important to understand Japanese nature and spirituality and how a Mandala by a Japanese polymath has become an iconic image in present-day Japan as a roadmap through the anthropocene.
Thursday 7 November at 6.30pm
Event in English | Library of the Jan Michalski Foundation
Free admission | Reservation required
FONDATION JAN MICHALSKI
POUR L’ECRITURE ET LA LITTERATURE
En Bois Désert 10, CH-1147 Montricher