Catching up with timely things not to be missed: poetry reading with first place winner moi; 2/23—Walking with Christ During Lent; 2/26—Stanford event honoring William Kennedy, the author of “Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game”; Katy Carl publishes a story for the first time outside the Catholic bubble; Brian Volk hosts the Inaugural L’Engle Seminar, about Poetry, Science, and the Imagination, and an essay in Church Life Journal says that if the imagination is not ecclesial, it’s not Catholic.
Celebration of the Winning Poems in the Catholic Literary Arts Lenten Writing Contest, Walking with Christ During Lent
Tuesday February 23, 2021.
EST: 8:00 PM, CST: 7:00 PM, MST: 6:00 PM, PST: 5:00 PM
All are welcome to the celebration and the reading of the winning poems in the Catholic Literary Arts Lenten Writing Contest, “Walking with Christ During Lent.”
Catholic Literary Arts, directed by poet and founder Sarah Cortez, is dedicated to fostering Catholic creatives. Joe McClane, author, evangelist, and public speaker, the judge of the contest, will host the event.
Novelist Carol Edgarian comes home to Stanford for Another Look’s Feb. 26 discussion of “Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game.”
Katy Carl, Dappled Things Editor in Chief writes, “Looks amazing”
.” This event is recommended at Stanford University’s The Book Haven blog by literary biographer, Cynthia Haven.
Friday February 26, 2021.
EST: 12:00 PM, CST: 1:00 PM, MST: 2:00 PM, PST: 3:00 PM
Stanford’s Another Look book club will hold its long-postponed discussion honoring author William Kennedy, a Pulitzer-prizewinning, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, at 3 p.m. (PST) on Friday, February 26. The Zoom event is free and open to the public – register HERE. Read more about the event here.”
Katy Carl: “First short story publication outside the “Catholic bubble”—really excited about this one! In which I do not want to write about contemporary motherhood but, it turns out, actually I really do want to write about contemporary motherhood.”
Inaugural L’Engle Seminar with Bryan Volck
Katy Carl recommends this event, “Of interest to DT writers and readers.”
Brian Volck, MD, MFA, is a pediatrician, a poet, and a Benedictine oblate. He writes,
Please join me this March for the Inaugural L’Engle seminar, a series of online conversations on Science, Poetry, and the Imagination, featuring scientists, mathematicians, and poets from both sides of the Atlantic. See this link for details and registration. If you’ve ever read a poem, took a science class, or have an imagination, this is for you.”
Speaking of imagination. Katy Carl also recommended this essay by Timothy P. O’Malley at Church Life Journal.
The temptation of scholars and artists alike is to reduce the Catholic imagination to a series of principles and ideas (that any human being of good will could agree with). Such an approach takes away the shocking particularity of the Gospel—the utterly scandalous claim that the triune God has decided to save humanity through a Church! Church life, in the end, is the heart of the Catholic imagination.”