Lenten Speaker Series | Sonja Livingston
For the 2021 Lenten Speaker Series, St. Paul’s is featuring various poets and artists who will reflect on the concept of journey and journeying together during this season of pandemic and political turmoil.
This week’s speaker is poet and writer, Sonja Livingston
Sonja Livingston’s latest book, The Virgin of Prince Street: Expeditions into Devotion, uses an unexpected return to her childhood church to explore the changes in the larger Church and in her own life. The result is an unflinching look at the shifting Roman Catholic Church and personal concepts of devotion. The book won an INDIES Prize for essays and Richard Rohr praised it for “infusing nuance and generosity into an increasingly polarized religious landscape.” Sonja’s first book, Ghostbread, a memoir of childhood poverty has been adopted for classroom use around the nation. Her writing has been honored with an AWP Book Prize, a New York State Arts Fellowship, an Iowa Review Award, a VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, an Arts & Letters Essay Prize, and appears in many outlets including Salon, America Magazine, Sojourners and several textbooks on writing.
Sonja is an associate professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches in the Postgraduate Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Website: www.sonjalivingston.com.
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