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Launch Event for Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

It’s a Party!
A Book Reception for Saint Peter and the Goldfinch by Jack Ridl

April 5, 6:30pm
Douglas UCC Church
56 Wall Street, Douglas, MI

Jack’s latest collection of poetry, Saint Peter and the Goldfinch, will be released by Wayne State University Press -- with its beautiful Meridith Ridl cover art -- on April 1.

Because, of course! Jack has a long history with April 1. Just ask one of his thousands of students. Also, it’s the first day of National Poetry Month. Reason enough for a party... obviously. We will hold this party on Friday, April 5. That evening, we will begin with a poetry reading in the church’s sanctuary, and try not to cause lightning to strike. Then we float into the church for music, food, drinks, books, book signing, probably dancing, and just fun.

As is tradition with all of Ridl’s book parties, costumes are optional but encouraged. Come as a bird or saint you admire, as a poet, a character from any of Jack’s books, or come as you are. Because why not entertain Jack while he’s entertaining us?

Hey, poetry is part of the gift economy. Would you help share in that by bringing a bottle for the bar, and maybe a plate of finger food for the table? Bring what you can, not what you can’t. But please be sure to bring yourself.

That’s the best gift for Jack!

Friday, April 5, 6:30pm to 9:30 pm or whenever...
DUCC Friendship Hall, 56 Wall St., Douglas, MI
Please RSVP at Eventbrite so we can pretend to plan this shindig: https://bit.ly/2SjlICn

Date
Friday, April 5, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Venue
Douglas UCC Church
Friendship Hall
56 Wall Street
Douglas MI
More Information

Saint Peter and the Goldfinch

Poems by Jack Ridl

A collection of meditations and reflections on being.

Paperback
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346457
eBOOK
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9780814346464