Psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein, MD, will be the next guest in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton, reading from his work on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall.
A clinical assistant professor in the postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at New York University, Dr. Epstein has examined in his books the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy.
His titles include Thoughts without a Thinker and Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, both of which deal with the challenging Eastern teachings of non-self, and Going On Being. His latest work is The Trauma of Everyday Life.
A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Medical School, he entered the private practice of psychiatry in New York City after completing his psychiatry residency at what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He has been a practicing Buddhist since his early 20s, when he traveled with his teachers to Ajahn Chah’s forest Buddhist monastery near Bangkok, Thailand.
The final guest author scheduled for the spring will be Dinah Lenney on April 30. The May 7 installment of the Writers Speak Wednesday series will be devoted to readings by students enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program.
Writers Speak Wednesdays programs are free and open to the public. All readings begin at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall at Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway.
For more information, call (631) 632-5030 or visit www.stonybrook.edu/mfa, the Facebook page, or follow on Twitter, @WritersSpeakWed.