Social Justice Reading Series with Sheryl St. Germain on Thursday

OLLU’s MA/MFA program in Literature, Creative Writing and Social Justice welcomes poet and essayist Sheryl St. Germain as part of the “Social Justice Reading Series,” Thursday at 7 p.m., in Providence Hall, West Social Room.

During the event, St. Germain will read from her new collection of poems, “The Small Door of Your Death,” which chronicles a mother’s struggle to recover after the tragic loss of her son to an overdose.

St. Germain is the author of poetry books, “Going Home” (Perivale), “The Mask of Medusa” (Cross Cultural Communications), “Making Bread at Midnight” (Slough Press), “Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems” (Autumn House Press), “How Heavy the Breadth of God,” and “The Journals of Scheherazade” (University of North Texas Press). She also published a chapbook of translations of the Cajun poet Jean Arceneaux, “Je Suis Cadien” (Cross Cultural Communications).

A native of New Orleans, St. Germain has taught creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College and Iowa State University. Her work has received several awards, including two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Ki Davis Award from the Aspen Writers Foundation and the William Faulkner Award for the personal essay.

This event is co-hosted by Trinity University Press.

The reading is free and open to the public.

This reading is made possible in part with grants from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Shield-Ayres Foundation.