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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.

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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”.

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“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.

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

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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 …”

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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!

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

March 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

next reading of ‘within easy reach’

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My fifth reading this month of my book ‘within easy reach’ will take place at 7PM on Wednesday evening (October 26, 2016) at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1224 Highway 101 in Nasonworth, New Brunswick.  This will be the first of the Authors Coffee Hour series being held by our church in the coming months.

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There will be refreshments including apple squares prepared from local ingredients by Real Food Connections in Fredericton. A local musician will be providing music. And $10 from every book sold will be donated to the Fredericton Food Bank.

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If you are in the Fredericton area, please join me at this event! I will be reading poems to help sustain us through the long months ahead – about picking berries, making jelly and spending time in the apple orchard. My poems will also take you to the woodlands and coastal areas of New Brunswick, to sample foods you may never have tasted! And my poems will encourage you to ‘eat local’!

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Hope to see you there!!!!!

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Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

 

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