“New Words for God”–The Uncommon Lives of Thomas Merton and Robert Lax
A celebration of the the 100th birthdays of Robert Lax and Thomas Merton, the 15th anniversary of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society, and the 15th anniversary of Robert Lax’s death.
Michael McGregor, author of Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax will present the featured talk.
The responding panelists will be:
John Beer, a poet and Portland State University professor, who served as Lax’s literary assistant on the island of Patmos in the late 1990s and edited Lax’s 2013 collection poems (1962-1997).
Judith Emery, a longtime Lax friend and editor of two of his books.
Marcia Kelly, an author and Lax’s niece.
The main presentation will be followed by a Mass at 5 p.m. and a gala reception after that.
Free for members of the Corpus Christi ITMS chapter. $10 for non-members.
2. 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 21, at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street:
A Celebration of Robert Lax
To mark the publication of the Lax biography Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax
Readings from writings by and about Robert Lax, with: