Long after the waters recede, Houstonians will still be dealing with the emotional and spiritual work of recovering from Hurricane Harvey. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3816 Bellaire Blvd., offers a fall lineup of events featuring nationally renowned, award-winning authors and performers whose work uplifts, encourages, and will support our community as we recover. All events are free and open to the public, and each offers an opportunity to donate to a charity supporting Houstonians adversely affected by the storm. All events begin at 7 p.m.
November 8: A Reading and Q&A with Naomi Shihab Nye. An internationally celebrated author, Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. Born to a Palestinian father and an American mother, Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in San Antonio, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest our shared humanity. She is a Guggenheim Fellow, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the recipient of numerous other honors and accolades. Click here to invite others and to let us know you’re coming.
For more information, contact the church office at 713-664-3466, or email Cameron Dezen Hammon.