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Healing Light:
Thirty Messages of Love, Hope, and Courage

A Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave

Poet and author Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave offers a profoundly personal response to the tumultuous, emotional aftershocks of the devastation being witnessed today around the world. The author pays special homage to those who lost their lives or loved ones in these attacks by compassionately lending her voice to a more universal application, featured in thirty meditative poems and accompanied by gorgeously reproduced details from Indian Moghul paintings—many never before published—dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. With its timeless message of love, hope, and courage, Healing Light is an emotional and visual meditation that will entrance readers, philosophers, art lovers, and students of the human spirit worldwide.

Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave is coauthor of Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan (Doubleday, 2001), a biography of her great-grandfather, Henry Villard. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times, while her photography has appeared in such publications as Newsweek. Currently serving on the advisory committee of the Asia Society Washington Center, she raises funds for Literacy Partners and chairs events for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the American Ballet Theatre, and Arts for the Aging. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2006
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The River Club
447 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

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