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White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2020 Lecture Series: Jack Ridl “Saint Peter and the Goldfinch”

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The White Lake Music Society’s Winter 2020 Lecture Series will feature engaging and stimulating presentations! The last Tuesday of the month, from January through March, will showcase a wide variety of expertise and talent.  All presentations will take place at 7:00pm at the Book Nook & Java Shop.  Admission is $7 at the door.  For more information, please contact Director Sondra Cross at 231-329-3056 or visit

On January 28, Jack Ridl will present “Saint Peter and the Goldfinch: A Reading with Commentary and Invited Questions.”  An early reader of Saint Peter and the Goldfinch said it best: “Ridl’s books are all treasures, as is he, and his poetry has always been trout-quick, alternately funny and wondrous, instantly intimate, and free of pretense. All these characteristics can be found in this book, and there is something else, something extraordinary: at an age where most poets are content to roll out an imagined posterity, he’s decided to push and refine the art, to see out the day and live it fully, because art and life settle for no less.”
Jack Ridl taught at Hope from 1971 until retiring in 2006. He is the author of several collections of poetry, and has also published more than 300 poems in journals and has work included in numerous anthologies. He has given readings of his work and led workshops at colleges, universities, art colonies and other venues around the country.


January 28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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