Marius Kociejowski Visits St Paul’s

March 3, 2015

The school’s Literary Society was delighted to welcome poet and travel writer Marius Kociejowski to speak today. Marius talked about his writings regarding the complexity of Syrian culture and heritage, mindful of the turmoil the country has experienced over the last four years. He questioned preconceptions of Syria as divided, illustrating its capacity for harmony through the example of the Achtiname of Muhammad, a document that the Islamic Prophet signed in order to protect Christian monks. He went on to beautifully compare the process of writing to alchemy, explaining that writing similarly mixes ‘raw materials’ to produce something of value.

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