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Poetry in the Park

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Event Type: Announcement
Location: Central Park
Time: Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture
Dining & Local Foods
Nature & Outdoors

Event Description:

Enjoy lunch in Grinnell's beautiful Central Park on Sunday, August 30. Solera Wine Bar has rented the picnic shelter and you are invited. You may reserve a picnic basket from Solera or BYO lunch. Beverages and light snacks will be available from Solera to enjoy in the park either way. The idea is to be socially distant and safe but share a common live experience. I think we're on to something!
Our guest is poet, Elaine Mattingly who will be reading from her recently released portfolio of works. Elaine will be accompanied by husband, composer and pianist, John Mattingly. John will continue to play after the reading. This will be such a treat!

"From my home observatory in Washer City (Newton), Iowa, the undeniable challenges of globalization continue to loom. This community, a former one-company town (Maytag Corporation), has no choice but to respond. Writers need conflict, and life in Washer City, and the Midwest, provides enough tensions and complexity to keep this native Iowan writing since her teens. The hardwood arms of black walnut trees in the lap of eastern Iowa’s Grant Wood country nurtured my youthful imagination. Muses continue to luxuriate in our welcoming landscape. It is a privilege to call myself Iowan." —Elaine

“Poetry is the shortest distance between two humans. ” - Lawrence Ferlinghetti


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