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Poetry Reading at the American Cathedral
22 November, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00Free
The American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris
Poetry Reading by Sir Michael Edwards, OBE
7.00pm Friday 22nd November 2019
A novel and charming event combining poetry and music, in the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris.
The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the American Cathedral in Paris, has decided to instigate poetry readings in the Cathedral and, through the Dean and Rector, the Very Reverend Lucinda Laird, the Cambridge Society of Paris has been invited to co-host the inaugural event. We are honoured and delighted.
This first event will be a reading by Sir Michael Edwards of poems from his latest publication: At the Brasserie Lipp. Following the poetry reading, there will be a reception with drinks and light snacks, accompanied by piano music played no one of the magnificent grand pianos at the American Cathedral.
As well as the event itself, for anyone who does not already know the American Cathedral, this will be a revelation and joy, being one of the finest examples of English Gothic Revival architecture in Europe, founded by Dr John Brainerd Morgan, cousin of J.P. Morgan.
Sir Michael Edwards, Honorary Fellow of Christâ€™s College, Cambridge, is very well known as being the first Englishman ever to have been elected to the CollÃ¨ge de France (2002) and to one of the 40 seats of the AcadÃ©mie FranÃ§aise (2013). Following his reading, Sir Michael will make available signed copies of his book, At the Brasserie Lipp.
In the spirit of the occasion, this event is entirely free of charge, though there will be a voluntary collection, to be donated to the cathedral and to cover the costs of the evening.
You are very warmly invited to this inaugural and delightful event.