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On Hallowed Ground

October 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Though sometimes as we walk this earth, with the memories of our loved ones shadowing us, we might also become our own holy places: roaming churches, cathedrals, and memory mausoleums.” – Edwidge Dandicat. A program of poetry and music on themes of uncovering the layers, the resonances of sacred spaces tying us to our ancestors, both personal and communal.

Presented by: Mary Kay Rummel ~ poet, Gwen Perun ~ pianist, Rachel Williams ~ cellist, and Elizabeth Ricketts ~ violinist

Mary Kay Rummel’s ninth poetry book, Nocturnes: Between Flesh and Stone, has just been published by Blue Light Press of San Francisco. Previous books have won awards from New Rivers Press, Bright Hill Press and Blue Light Press. She is a former faculty member of the University of MN and California State University. She and her husband, Tim, divide their time between Minneapolis MN and Ventura CA where she is Poet Laureate emerita of Ventura County and a founding member of the Ventura County Poetry Project. She has performed her poetry in many venues in the US, Ireland and England.

Gwendolyn Perun is associate professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota. She taught courses relating to music and integrated arts; piano and piano pedagogy. She has also performed extensively in solo and ensemble performances , involving the piano as a solo instrument and in collaboration with other instrumentalists, poets and artists. She has performed piano concerts for groups of children serving as a catalyst for participants to respond to the music through creative writing, drawing, story and movement. Gwen has presented many seminars on piano pedagogy at national and International music conferences. She is also a music adjudicator and has judged music competitions, contests and auditions for over 25 years.


October 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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