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”
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 Guest:
Spencer Reece serves as the priest-in-charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, New York City. His most recent book is The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir. His debut collection of poetry, The Clerk’s Tale, was adapted into a short film by director James Franco. Reece was awarded a Fulbright grant to work on a collaborative writing project with children at an orphanage in Honduras. Reece’s poems explore faith and family, paying attention to the fragility of each.