Dawn Burns (Evangelina Everyday) & Mary Catherine Harper (renowned poet) coming to EVERYbody Reads! | Greater Lansing Area Moms

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Dawn Burns (Evangelina Everyday) & Mary Catherine Harper (renowned poet) coming to EVERYbody Reads!

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Dawn Burns and Mary Catherine Harper, co-founders of SwampFire, a retreat for artists and writers. Both Burns and Harper are
published by Cornerstone Press.

Burns will read from Evangelina Everyday, a fictional book about Evangelina McQuarry, an Indiana housewife who may appear simple and uncomplicated, but whose rich inner life is revealed as she prays for Downton Abbey characters, watches cockroaches, thinks about teeth,
and ponders the worth of her unhappy life in hopes that it might one day change.

Harper will read from The Found Object Imagines a Life: New and Selected Poems, a collection that explores the value of mis-remembering. In six linked sections, the speaker reimagines
several of her relationships—e.g. parent-child, spousal, human-divine, humanity-
ecology—through the use of self-conscious storytelling and personal reflection.

Burns is a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction. She was the recipient of a 2014 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Fiction. In addition to Evangelina Everyday, her work has appeared in Women Under Scrutiny: An Anthology of Truths, Essays, Poems, Stories and Art, and in various journals. See dawnburns42.com for more information.

Mary Catherine Harper, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner and two-time recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, was selected as the 2019 Ohio Arts Council Poetry Resident at the Fine Arts Work Center of Cape Cod. Her poetry has been published in her chapbook, Some Gods Don’t Need Saints (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and numerous journals.
See marycatherineharper.org for more information.


April 30
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Everybody Reads
2019 E. Michigan
Lansing, MI 48912 United States
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