Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mystical and multicultural poetry

Classics in Religion
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street

Many cultures have inspired mystical responses in poetry to celebrate the Transcendent and the Divine. This month, on January 7, 14, 21, and 28, the group will read selections from Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and Taoist texts, and Haiku, exploring the interstices running like a thread throughout major world religious paths. The series will be led by the Rev. Garnette Arledge, an interfaith minister who has served as a Hospice Chaplain. She is the author of several books on spirituality as well as numerous articles, poems, and weekly newspaper columns.


Janine said...

Sounds interesting!!

Susan Holland said...

I thought so too! I just happened to notice it on the Kingston library home page (http://www.kingstonlibrary.org/) the other day. I drove over there on Wed., but the library was closed due to the weather (sigh). I'm hoping to get to some of the other sessions this month (depending on my work schedule, of course!). Based on the few times I've been able to attend (starting with GA's 12/07 readings/discussions of "Star Over Bethlehem", a short story by Agatha Christie), it's an excellent series, and I recommend it highly.