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The Word Made Flesh: Poetry Reading Series (Thomas Lynch)

May 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join St. John’s Episcopal Church on Wednesdays in May for a Poetry Reading Series featuring Thomas Lynch (5/5), Molly McCully Brown (5/12), Spencer Reece (5/19), and Barbara Hamby (5/26). These four artists will invite you to look at the world and your faith in new and surprising ways.

Classes are free and open to all via Zoom.

If prompted, password is “1829”

Series Details: Thomas Lynch is a poet who has worked as a funeral director since 1974. Molly McCully Brown, a disabled poet, writes eloquently of her faith, relationship with her own body, and what it is like to yearn for your twin who died shortly after birth. Before Spencer Reece became an Episcopal priest, he sold clothes at Brooks Brothers. Barbara Hamby, who teaches at FSU, has written poems such as “How to Pray” and “Ode on Satan’s Power.” Whether you are a literary nerd like Fr. Dave Killeen, who will introduce our world-class writers, or dipping your toe in the waters of poetry for the very first time, get ready to go on a wild and fascinating ride.

About Tonight’s Speaker:

Thomas Lynch lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974. His latest book, Bone Rosary: New and Selected Poems, is a selection from one of America’s most thought-provoking writers: poems on life, faith, doubt, and death that read like memoir, essay, and story. As The New York Times wrote, Thomas Lynch’s work is “likely to resonate with many who have come face to face with life’s most important questions.” Thomas Lynch’s work has been the subject of PBS Frontline’s The Undertaking. He has taught with the Department of Mortuary Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, with the graduate program in writing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and with the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta.

Our evening with Thomas Lynch is graciously presented by St. John’s Episcopal Church and the St. John’s Foundation.


May 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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