Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Presents Writer, Critical Theorist, and Scholar of Religion Sarah Sentilles


March 8, 2018

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Welcomes Sarah Sentilles, author of “Draw Your Weapons,” to speak about art, war, peace, and the possibility of justice on Friday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Books will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Sentilles is an acclaimed writer, critical theorist, and scholar of religion. The author of four books, she has engaged complex social issues ranging from women as ministers in the church, to ending one’s relationship with God, to education in poverty-stricken areas of the U.S. She earned her Bachelor’s at Yale and has a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctorate in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University.

In her newest publication, “Draw Your Weapons,” Sentilles asks important and difficult questions that are formed around the core of the book: the idea that art may offer tools for remaking the world. “Draw Your Weapons” has received praise from many quarters including Oprah magazine and the National Book Review. For more information, see

The Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

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