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SpeakUp! Ascension Talks: Beth Woods

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Please join us for the latest installment in our ongoing series of talks by Ascension parishioners. In this talk, Beth Woods, a guest of Bob Howard, is our speaker.

Beth Wood is an award-winning poet and singer-songwriter who has toured the country playing music and delighting audiences for over twenty years. While performing, writing, creating, and collaborating non-stop, Beth has released eleven independent albums, two books of poetry, and one book of silly essays about ridiculous merch table conversations. Beth formed the duo Stand and Sway with Ara Lee James, and their stunning debut album Deep Blue is forthcoming in October, 2019. Joy is the currency that runs through Beth’s work through story and song, and her sensitive, intuitive nature allows her to address sorrow in a way that resonates and moves audiences and readers. Beth’s work has expanded to include teaching and song coaching as well as leading workshops at festivals, songwriting retreats and beyond. Beth believes that engagement in the process of creation is as important as its outcome, and that there are no wrong notes. Beth is a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award, and her poetry book Ladder to the Light was a finalist for the 2019 Oregon Book Awards Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry and is the winner of the 2019 Oregon Book Award Peoples’ Choice Award. Learn more about her at her website,

The talk will take place in Reinhart Hall between the 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. Masses, and refreshments will be provided. 

Earlier Event: September 8
Youth Art Class