Saturday, April 30 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Poetry and Religion

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From five perspectives on religion—Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Atheist—panelists will read from their own and others’ work to show how poetry, itself, serves the better functions of religion: promoting empathy, community, service, awe, and joy.

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Susanna Rich

Founding Producer and Principal Performer, Wild Nights Productions, LLC
Poet and songwriter, Susanna Rich is an Emmy Award nominee and a Fulbright Fellow in Creative Writing. Founding producer and principal performer of Wild Nights Productions, LLC, Susanna's repertoire includes the new poetry musical Shakespeare's *itches: The Women Talk Back; ashes... Read More →

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Faleeha Hassan

Faleeha Hassan, who currently resides in the United States, was born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1967. She is affectionately known as the for her prolific writing skills. She is one of the most widely published women in Iraq, perhaps in the entire Middle East, and is a pioneer bringing... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Bridge at 211 211 Bridge Street, Salem Massachusetts 01970 (Formerly First Universalist Church)