Please join The Friends of the Semel for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Professor Yiyun Li, renowned author of Where Reasons End, winner of the 2020 Pen/Jean Stein Book Award.
In this imagined dialogue between mother and child in a timeless world, author Yiyun Li meets life’s deepest sorrows. Composed in the months after she lost a child to suicide, Where Reasons End trespasses into the space between life and death, as mother and child talk, free from old images and narratives. Deeply moving, these conversations portray the love and complexity in a relationship across generations. Written with great originality and poetic beauty, Where Reasons End confronts inescapable pain, in a moving work suffused with intimacy and fierce love.
Dr. Yiyun Li, a professor of creative writing at Princeton, is also the author of The Vagrants and other acclaimed books and is the recipient of many awards, including a PEN/Hemingway Award, a PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and a Windham-Campbell Prize, and was featured in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” fiction issue.
Dr. Michael Gitlin, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, Director of the Adult Division in the Department of Psychiatry, Medical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Behavioral Health Services and Director of the Mood Disorder Clinical at the Resnick Hospital will join Dr. Li in discussion.
Wednesday, May 12
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.
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