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Gail Griffin, the Glen Arbor Art Association’s (GAAA) artist-in-residence Sept. 14-27, divides her life into parts: before her husband’s death and after. She talks about the work she’s done on a volume of prose poetry exploring this personal tragedy Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.
Griffin was married for four months when her husband “fell into the Manistee River and drowned.” Her GAAA residency has been a time when she could pull together a range of written materials – poetry, essays – into book form. At her Sept. 25 presentation, Griffin will talk about the mechanics of creating a deeply personal tale intended for publication. Griffin is a professor of English now retired from Kalamazoo College.
The GAAA’s Artist-In-Residence program provides artists with two-week residencies. At the end of their stay, artists present work and talk about their experiences during this period of uninterrupted study. The presentations are open to the public without charge. For more information, please call 231/334-6112.