Author, poet and professor of literature, Wang Ping will share stories from her travels along many of the big rivers of the world and how the rivers connect to spirituality in many cultures.
Wang Ping has published 13 books of poetry, stories, novels, non-fictions, including Ten Thousand Waves, Last Communist Virgin, Flashcards: Poems by Yu Jian, The Magic Whip, Aching For Beauty: Footbinding in China, The Dragon Emperor, Of Flesh and Spiring, Foregin Devil, Of Flesh and Spirit, American Visa, and others.
Her latest award winning book is Life of Miracles along the Yangtze and Mississippi, University of Georgia Press, 2018. As a photographer and artist, she has many solo shows at Soap Factories, Great River Museum, Macalester College, Emily Carr University of Arts and Desgin, Northland College, Univeristy of Ohio, Bolognia Art Gallery, White Night Café Galery (Sichuan, China), among others.
As the founder and director of the Kinship of Rivers project, she has traveled along the Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon, Ganges, Po, Columbia, Fraser, St. Croix and many other rivers, making and installing thousands of prayer flags for clean water, river, mountains and air. I met thousands of people along the way. They all made prayer flags to express their love and dedication for clean environment. Each flag becomes a peace messenger. As the wind blows the flags, each flutter releases their prayer for peace and harmony.