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Trinity Reading Series: Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo & Stephen Isaacson

February 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Trinity Reading Series. Writers and Trinity staff members Stephen Isaacson and Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo join us to delve into their works. The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A, and books will be available for purchase. In person only

Stephen Isaacson, author of Praying with Saint Benedict, recently published his second book A Confirmation of Faith with Resource Publications. Using the experience of catechesis, a formative preparation for deeper commitment to the Episcopal tradition, Steve reexamines belief, the nature of God, the purpose of prayer, and life after death.

Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo joins her Resource Publications press-mate to read from Incarnation, Again, her debut collection of poems that describes coming of age in a clergy family and engaging with multiple religious traditions in her neighborhood and abroad. Whether encountering the Eucharist, a cremation ghat, the red-light district, or literature, these poems can’t stop asking questions about living in a body.

Upcoming Readings
April 28th: Brittney Corrigan, author of Solastalgia
June 23rd: Erica Berry, author of Wolfish

The Trinity Reading Series is supported by the Trinity Arts Commission, which enriches the Trinity congregation and the wider community by sharing the artistic gifts of local artists to enhance spiritual development and service to others.

About the authors: Stephen Isaacson is the Co-Coordinator of Outreach ministries at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. He is the prior of the Cornerstone Community, a lay Benedictine group in Portland, Oregon, and is the author of Praying with Saint Benedict.

For over 25 years, Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo has taught in schools, summer camps, enrichment programs, theater productions, and SAT prep classes. She served as an Episcopal school chaplain for a community of multiple faiths (and none). Elizabeth trained in Contextual Theology, Intercultural Communication, and in Theatre for Conflict and Community. She graduated from Oberlin College, and earned an MFA at the University of Oregon, and her work has been published in over fifteen publications. She currently serves as Canon for Education and the Arts at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.


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