Sweet Pea Project Presents Coffee & Conversation with Catherine A. G. Bayly

Registration for this event closed on Feb 15.
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Sweet Pea Project Presents Coffee & Conversation with Catherine A. G. Bayly

Sweet Pea Project invites the bereaved individuals of our community to join us in the Loft Ballroom at downtown Lancaster's Mulberry Art Studios on Friday, March 8th, 2013 from 6:30pm until 8pm for an evening with poet and professor, Catherine A. G. Bayly.   Catherine, a bereaved mother herself, will speak about her experience and her writing.  Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a writing workshop, or they may choose to simply enjoy coffee and dessert. 

This event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.  As always, donations are greatly appreciated so that we may continue to serve our community's grieving families. 

Catherine A. G. Bayly studied English Literature and Creative Writing at University of Maryland, College Park.  She is currently an adjunct professor at that same university.  In addition to teaching English, Catherine is a journal editor and runs occasional bereavement writing workshops at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD.

Catherine began writing poetry in earnest after her daughter's death in 2005.  Since losing Sophie, Catherine has had two healthy daughters and completed graduate school.  Grieving, raising children, and theorizing on literature simultaneously was most fascinating in its blend of the very real and the very abstract. So, although much brilliant, if distant, theorizing is done in academia, Catherine's greatest scholarly interest lies in the intersection of literature and deep feeling--and she refuses to see the two as ever disconnected.

Catherine's work can be found in Exhale magazine, as well as moonlighting on Youtube and The Lifespan of Butterflies.  Her poems are currently under review at The Little Patuxent Review, and she is working on a collection of poems which traces the connected, relentless processes of grief and craft.