Tuesday, April 8, 2008

FYI - Sharon Cumberland Readings in May

Sharon Cumberland is giving two readings in the month of May:

Seattle University Writer’s Reading Series
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:00PM
Campion Chapel, Seattle University
with volunteers from the Seattle University Choir

Jack Straw Writers in Residence Series
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 7:30
4261 Roosevelt Way, Seattle 98105
with fellow writers in residence
Judith Skillman, Michael Spence, and Rebecca Hoogs

Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 in Campion Chapel in Campion Tower at Seattle University: I will read new work, including a chanted plainsong poem,“The Death of Thomas Merton,” to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Merton’s death. The main attraction will be a plainsong for multiple voices entitled “Holy Innocents,” commissioned by choir director Joy Sherman, and chanted by volunteers from the Seattle University Choir. Free admission. There will be a reception following. For the link to directions to the chapel in Campion Tower (the chapel is in the lobby of the dorm) click here.

Thursday, May 29th at 7:30 at the Jack Straw Studios on Roosevelt Way: As a Jack Straw Writer in Residence for 2008, I will perform with fellow writers in residence. I was selected for a plainsong project, so I will chant as well as read. The Jack Straw Writers Anthology in which my work appears will be given out free at the reading ($5.00 suggested admission). For directions click here.

Please email me at slc@seattleu.edu if you have any question. I hope to see you in the month of May!

Sharon Cumberland is a member of St. Paul's and an Associate Professor of English at Seattle University.

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