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Visiting Writers Series | Shea Tuttle and Kristin Brace

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7pm to 9pm

263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646

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Hope College’s Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series will feature Shea Tuttle and Kristin Brace on Tuesday, September 28. The authors will hold a reading at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall. This will be the Visiting Writers Series’ first in-person event since the COVID-19 campus shutdown. This event is free and open to the public.

Shea Tuttle is the author of Exactly Who You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister Rogers. Her biography explores the personal faith and public ministry of Fred Rogers, whose beloved television show has offered comfort and affirmation to generations of children. Tuttle is also the co-editor of Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice, and her essays have appeared in Greater Good Magazine, The Toast, and other publications. She earned her M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, and she lives with her family in Virginia.

Kristin Brace is a poet and author of two chapbooks and a full-length collection. Her most recent publication, Toward the Wild Abundance, was selected for the 2018 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. Her work draws inspiration from nature, visual art, family history, dreams and memory. She lives in West Michigan, and references to the region appear frequently in her work.

Both Tuttle and Brace are Hope College alumni. Jack Ridl, the namesake of the Visiting Writers Series program, was an influential professor in Tuttle’s education and reviewed Brace’s collection Toward the Wild Abundance. The two authors have a strong connection to the college as well as a shared attitude of humility and attention to detail in their writing.

More information about their visit can be found online at hope.edu/jrvws. Winants Auditorium is located in Graves Hall at 263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423.

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