Thursday September 19, 2013, 7:00 pm
Suggested donation, $10
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity will welcome Eliza Griswold, who will read from her 2010 book The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line of Christianity and Islam.
St. Ann’s is hosting this community program in partnership with the Diocese of Long Island George Mercer School of Theology. We are delighted to partner with the Mercer School in its inaugural effort to bring the diocesan faith formation program to parishes. In addition, the Borough President’s office has designated the reading an official Bookend Event for this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival.
A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Griswold reports on religion, conflict and human rights. Her first book of poems, Wideawake Field, was published in 2007 by Farrar Straus Giroux, as was The Tenth Parallel, an examination of Christianity and Islam in Africa and Asia. Her reportage and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, and The New Republic, among others. She is at work on a collection of poems of Afghan women, as well as a second volume of her own poetry.
Griswold is currently a Guggenheim fellow. She received the Anthony J. Lukas Prize for The Tenth Parallel, which was a New York Times bestseller. She also received a 2010 Rome Prize from The American Academy in Rome for her poetry.
It will be a privilege to host Eliza Griswold, the daughter of former Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, to discuss a topic as timely and critical as Muslim-Christian relations. This is a not-to-be-missed event for St. Ann’s and an important way for us to engage the wider community. We hope many will join us.