A poetry reading that might be over by the time you read this, another literary reading, art about a saint, and other art about sin.
Katy Carl, Dappled Things Editor-in-Chief, shared this post. Convivium: a journal of arts, culture, and testimony is offering this free poetry reading by award-winning poet and scholar Samuel Hazo.
Today! October 9, 7 PM ET 4 PM PT
Register for free here.
Festival of Friendship 2020 | Whence Springs A Boundless Fruitfulness: Poets & Writers Reading Their Work
Katy Carl also recommended this.
On October 15, 2020 at 6pm, an online literary reading “a phenomenal program of poetry and prose — read by the authors!”
Participants include Suzanne Wolfe, novelist, author of The Confessions of X and The Course of All Treasons; Fr Richard Infante, short story writer, “Last Priest Standing and Other Stories”; Ewa Chruschiel, poet, “Of Annunciations and Strata;” Steve Kramp, poet, “The Walk;” Elisabeth Kramp, poet, “Some Changed Same.” To attend, go here and scroll down the page to the event listing, where you will find a link to register.
Katy Carl shared this post. “Very much relevant to conversations about Catholicism, race, human dignity, heroic virtue, & depictions of black saints! This painting was just completed at a parish not far from where I used to live.”
Karen Barbre Ullo, Managing Editor, replied, “I love the casual reference to ‘when the city reopened.’ A timely reminder that shutting down for a plague has always been normal.”
Mother Mary Lange, pray for us to God that when met with hardship and opposition we may never never lose trust in Providence.”—Andrew de Sa
Katy Carl asked, “Anyone else an extremely enthusiastic Robinson fan?” and included this link:
Natalie Morrill, Fiction Editor, added, “Also: This is happening online (free!) this weekend.”
This: On Sunday, October 11, 2020 2 PM ET 11 AM PT, you can watch a pre-recorded video, in which Ottawa-based author Rhonda Douglas will talk with Pulitzer Prize-winner Marilynne Robinson about Jack, Robinson’s long-awaited fourth and last of her Gilead novels. RSVP here.
The linked article by Melanie McDonagh at the Catholic Herald (viewing of up to four articles a month is allowed with free registration) expresses surprise and enthusiasm about an exhibit on the topic of Sin at the National Gallery in London.
“There’s something of a miracle at the National Gallery, London . . . it’s an exhibition on Sin, in about a dozen paintings and a statue. And not just Lust, which is what most people think of as sin, to the extent that they think of it at all; instead it expresses the Christian idea of the Fall and the Redemption in pictures. Naturally, when you see a contemporary treatment of Sin you expect the whole idea to be subverted; this doesn’t. . . .
“It explains the Christian concept of sin and salvation to an audience that may never have heard it before. Good for the National Gallery.”