Coffee With The Authors: Teresa Scollon

Coffee With The Authors is a live, conversational interview with local and regional authors about the craft and process of writing. On September 14 Traverse City poet and teacher Teresa Scollon talks about To Embroider The Ground With Prayer, a collection of poems considering her father’s illness, death, and the Michigan farming community in which she was raised. Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads the conversation. The interview begins at 1 pm.To Embroider The Ground With Prayer is a dynamic group of poems. Scollon writes in a wide range of poetic styles and voices, moving between reverence and irreverence with agility, skill, and a keen, loving eye for the perfect details. As Scollon writes, “To capture story is one way of giving thanks, of paying attention, to know where we are.” She’ll break that down, and talk about the process of building a collection of thematically-linked poems that tell a singular, personal story. This Coffee With The Authors interview is part of the GAAC’s Shrines + Altars project, an exploration of what, where, and how we direct our worshipful attention – secular, non-secular, sacred, and profane. Coffee With The Authors is offered without charge. The program is supported by the Cottage Book Shop and the Glen Lake Community Library. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.


September 14, 2024 @ 1:00 PM
September 14, 2024 @ 2:00 PM
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake Street
Glen Arbor, MI 49636


Glen Arbor Arts Center
PO 305
Glen Arbor, MI 49636