November 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dear KtBniks,

You are invited to a very special KtBirthday Celebration! As legend has it, Killing the Buddha was founded by Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet on November 13, 2000, in the earliest days of the internet. Miraculously, after various reincarnations and resurrections, KtB is still alive!

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 7 pm Eastern/6 Central/5 Mountain/4 Pacific, we’ll gather on Zoom for a festive event of about an hour. All are welcome– feel free to forward this invitation to your friends! If you’d like to celebrate with us, remember to register in advance. You’re encouraged to bring a festive beverage for a birthday toast! (Maybe a Holy Water or a Mormon Mocktail.)

The festivities will feature brief readings and reminiscences from KtB writers and editors past and present, including:

…plus a chance to hear the KtB origin story from founders Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet, followed by a collective conversation among all who attend as we reflect on religion writing past, present, and future.

We have so much to celebrate, including:

Through it all, we’re grateful for the community of readers and writers who gather on this site, and we’re looking forward to the next decades of believing and doubting, seeking and snarking, and reading and remembering with you!

In anticipation,

Briallen, Emily, and Francesca

REGISTER HERE: Zoom registration

Francesca Hyatt is an assistant editor at Killing the Buddha and the author of Forestwish (Ghostbird Press 2022). She teaches undergraduate writing courses at Queens College, CUNY where she also received an MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. Learn more at www.francescahyatt.com or follow her on Instagram @francescavhyatt.