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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Moore participates in photography project

Heroines by Jila Nikpay, with essay by Thomas Moore

Slison Bergblom Johnson talks about Jila Nikpay's portraits of women who have survived breast cancer, Heroines: Transformation in the Face of Breast Cancer, for Minnesota Women's Press, as exploring "An Emotional Landscape". In his essay, "How to Be Healed by Your Illness," included in the book, Thomas Moore writes:
"Breast cancer raises an issue that is implicated in other illnesses as well but rarely discussed: sexuality. If people are made uneasy by illness, combine that with sex and you might really have some anxiety. Our society is split about sex. We have it on display all around us - and women's breasts are a big part of that display - and yet we are prudish in many ways."
For more information about the book, exhibition and special presentations, visit Heroines Project or Jila Nikpay's site.

Oct. 17, 7-9 pm
Special Presentation by Author Thomas Moore
“How to be Healed by Your Illness”
Program and Reception
Ted Mann Concert Hall, West Bank of the University of Minnesota
2128 4th St. South, Minneapolis MN
Organized: Center for Spirituality and Healing
Sponsor: Zenith
Meet author Thomas Moore and artist Jila Nikpay
Performance of a song cycle for soprano and harp by composer Carol Barnett and a surprise guest, incorporating selected poems from the book, Heroines precede this presentation. A reception will follow.

Oct. 18, 12-1 pm
Special Presentation by Author Thomas Moore
Topic TBA
Rochester, MN, Location TBA
Sponsor: Mayo Clinic
Meet author Thomas Moore and artist Jila Nikpay

For another review of Heroines, see Moore invited to write for photography exhibit on Barque: Thomas Moore's Work.