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Fire & Grace: Mystical Poetry Meets Virtuoso Violin and Celtic Guitar Location: Center for Spiritual Enlightenment - Temple

A Transformative Evening of Poetry & Music
Friday Evening, February 17, 2017 • 7–9 pm
with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian, William Coulter and Edwin Huizinga
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Pre-registration is closed. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

When the mystic poetry of Ellen Grace O’Brian joins the Celtic Guitar of William Coulter and the Virtuoso Violin of Edwin Huizinga, the mind sinks into the heart and the journey of divine remembrance begins. The music will take your mind and your heart from a Prelude by Bach, to an Irish reel, from a tango by Piazzolla, to a Spanish love song, from Winter by Vivaldi, to a Balkan dance tune. While the poetry speaks directly to the soul, reminding us of what matters most.

This one-time event is the official launch of the award-winning book of poems, The Moon Reminded Me. Discover what New York Times Bestselling Author Khaled Hosseini described as “Love unbridled and all-pervading, Love bursting with grace and beautiful madness, residing in us all, waiting only to unfurl. What a gift this collection is.”

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a poet, teacher, writer, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Her new book of poems, The Moon Reminded Me, published by Homebound Publications, was selected as Finalist in their 2016 Poetry Prize.

Willliam Coulter is an internationally acclaimed master of the steel-string guitar. In 2005, he was awarded a Grammy for a track he contributed to a solo guitar compilation of Henry Mancini music called The Pink Guitar.

Edwin Huizinga can be seen onstage performing with Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, the world’s greatest baroque orchestras, some of the most innovative unique chamber orchestras, and also as a soloist performing around the world, including performing with Stevie Wonder.