Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK. One of our favorite writers - who is also a filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest - Ruth Ozeki first visited Elliott Bay with her wonderfully, memorable debut novel, My Year of Meats. She has been back for her subsequent novels, All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time Being, the latter of which was a finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. We are delighted to present her with her most recent work, The Face: A Time Code, published in a initial series of The Face books along with Chris Abani and Tash Aw. This is her first published nonfiction, an extended meditation on self, in both outer and inner aspects. “Ruth Ozeki, a Zen Buddhist priest, sets herself the task of staring at her face in a mirror for three full, uninterrupted hours; her ruminations ripple out from personal and familial memories to wise and honest meditations on families and aging, race and the body.”- Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "This long essay, like the experiment it describes, is strange in the best sense, plus funny, moving and deeply wise." —SF Gate.