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Linda Beatrice Brown Poetry Reading
April 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Matthew’s Faith & the Arts Series will be hosting a service of Evening Prayer & Poetry Reading by poet and writer Linda Beatrice Brown on Sunday, April 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.
Brown will read from her Mary poems, written in the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus. She has published a collection of these under the title “A Mother Knows Her Child.” The St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing will offer a couple of songs as counterpoint to the poems and Dr. David Arcus, St. Matthew’s Organist & Choir Director will do a musical improvisation as well. This is expected to be a wonderful contemplative Lenten offering: richly diverse and full of meaning.
Brown’s first poetry was published at the age of 19. For many years she has been a professor of African American Literature. Her experience as a teacher inspired her to write about the Civil War period in a novel for young people. She currently holds the Willa B. Player chair in the Humanities at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC.
The St. Matthew’s Faith and the Arts Series began in 2010 as a result of the church’s desire to be more intentional in their support of the arts and artists; to challenge and deepen faith through exposure to the arts; and to use sacred space as a setting for artistic expression.
April 2nd is fifth Sunday in Lent, the liturgical season of contemplation, reflection, and penitence. This reading is fitting to the season. The reading is free and all are invited.
What: Linda Beatrice Brown Poetry Reading
When: 5:00 pm, Sunday, April 2, 2017
Where: Saint Matthews Episcopal Church, 210 St Mary’s Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Sponsor: Faith & the Arts
Phone: (919) 732-9308