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KIA to host Mark Nepo
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Mark Nepo will read and discuss his work from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Bestselling author Mark Nepo, whose latest book, Drinking from the River of Light, explores what it means to live the creative, expressive life, will read and discuss his work from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

A poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for more than 35 years, Nepo has published numerous books, including the New York Times No. 1 bestseller The Book of Awakening, recorded multiple audio projects, and had his work translated into 20 languages.

His KIA event will be a three-part session. Nepo will read from his work first, then invite the audience to join him in discussion and reflection, and finish the program with another reading. For tickets, visit kiarts.org.