Published March 19, 2015

The write stuff

Poets, teachers Childress, Harrity to give reading, discuss their craft
Poets and teachers Susanna Childress and Dave Harrity will visit Monmouth College March 23-24 to present talks, readings and a workshop on the theme “Poetry and the Faithful Life.” Free and open to the public, the events are co-sponsored by the English department and the Lux Center.
  
A formal reading will be given March 23, at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall. It will consist of a brief set of poems, followed by a longer reading by Childress. Earlier in the day, the duo will read from their work as part of the college’s weekly 12:10 p.m. ecumenical service in Dahl Chapel. They will also visit with creative writing students in a poets’ round table at 2 p.m.
  
On March 24, Harrity will lead a workshop on the intersections between creativity and spirituality. Participants will be encouraged and supported in exploring the intersections.
  
An assistant professor of English at Hope College, Childress is the author of two full-length poetry collections. Harrity, whose most recent book is “Making Manifest,” a collection of meditations and writing exercises for personal and communal creative writing practice, teaches English at Campbellsville University.
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