poetry and prose about place

Authors Coffee House – a reading by poet Shari Andrews

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Hi Everyone. Our church (Holy Trinity, Nasonworth) is holding the third in our series of Authors Coffee Houses next Thursday evening (March 23, 2017) at 7:00 PM.



Our author this month is Shari Andrews, award-winning poet and a resident of New Maryland. Shari will be reading from her books “Crucible” and “First Thin Light”.



“Crucible” is a tribute to St. Catherine of Siena who lived in the Middle Ages, and a dramatic imagining of the people and events in her life.



“First Thin Light” is about the ties that bind our past to our present.


Shari’s writing is steeped in history and many of her poems are responses to works of art. Her poems ponder women’s experience —

From her poem ‘Where She Laid Her Body Down’ (After “The Walk to Work” by Jean-François Millet, 1851) in “First Thin Light”:

“She wears the withy basket,

she will fill again and again with potatoes,

upside down

like an over-sized hat,

a roof she wants to keep over her head …”


There will be a free-will offering to benefit the Fredericton Food Bank.

Dessert, tea and coffee and good company!

Hope to see you there if you are in the Fredericton area!



Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

March 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

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  1. The Authors Coffee House sounds like so much fun. I wish I lived nearby so that I could attend.

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    March 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    • Hi Sheryl. It is fun. This is our third evening of the series. Just something our church thought might show that we are part of the community and supportive of various endeavors. Last time we had a local restoration architect taking about stained glass in our city. Next time will be New Brunswick’s waterfalls. Any community could do this! Jane

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      jane tims

      March 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

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