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33rd annual Key West Literary Seminar explores literature's relationship to the inexplicable


KEY WEST, Florida — Leading American and international writers are exploring literature's relationship to the inexplicable during the 33rd annual Key West Literary Seminar.

The sold-out event, themed "How the Light Gets In: Literature of the Spirit," began Thursday night with an address by Pico Iyer, author of "The Open Road" about his 30 years of conversations with the Dalai Lama.

More than 450 registrants are gathered in Key West for readings, lectures and panel discussions by writers including Marilynne Robinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Gilead"; Barry Lopez, who earned a National Book Award for "Arctic Dreams"; and poet Marilyn Nelson, recipient of Newbery and Coretta Scott King honors.

The seminar concludes Sunday afternoon with a free public program of readings and commentary by featured presenters.

Online: Key West Literary Seminar,

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