March 27 @ 12:00 pm CDT
Verse Like Water will host poet and memorialist Spencer Reece on March 27th, at noon in the Chalberg Theater. An Episcopalian priest as well as an internationally known writer, Spencer’s debut collection The Clerk’s Tale (2004) won the Bakeless Poetry Prize, and his next book The Road to Emmau (2011), was long-listed for the National Book Award. His numerous awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Fullbright Scholarship, and the Guggenheim. After Spencer’s reading, we will screen the documentary Voices Beyond the Wall. This heartbreaking and beautiful short film, produced by actor James Franco, is an account of Spencer’s work at the only orphanage for girls in a very dangerous border town in the Honduras. This literary event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the CLC Foundation, an anonymous donor, and Minnesota Public Radio.