Faith Adiele

Visiting Teacher

Meeting Faith, Faith Adiele’s memoir about leaving Harvard to become Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun, won a PEN Award and routinely makes best travel writing lists. She also writes for the meditation app Calm, as well as for A World of Calm, a series co-produced by Calm and HBO, with narration from Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Mahershala Ali, Lucy Liu and others. Faith has lived in West Africa and Southeast Asia, worked as a diversity trainer and community activist, and taught travel writing and memoir from Bali to Ghana to Switzerland, including at Esalen with Cheryl Strayed and The Open Center NYC, where she was recently in conversation with Julia Cameron of The Artists’ Way about mindful listening and creativity. She is Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction at California College of the Arts and the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program. 

Website: www.adiele.com
Twitter: @meetingfaith
Instagram: @meetingfaith