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Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, 6:30 pm
Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly, RI
Fr. Spencer Reece, acclaimed poet and Secretary to the Bishop of the Spanish Episcopal Church in Madrid, complied the poetry anthology “Counting Time Like People Count Stars” while spending a year teaching poetry at Our Little Roses orphanage which is the only all girls orphanage in Honduras. The girls’ poems dispense with the naiveté that often makes children’s poems so charming. Instead, we find their haunting art burdened with a premature and hard-earned wisdom. In their reckoning with despair and hope, these poems inspire admiration and awe. Here poetry serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration in the shadows. Come hear Fr. Spencer tell his story and hear poems by the girls who changed his life forever.