An Afternoon of Poetry and Music
Sips Coffee House and Deli

101 S. Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Saturday, March 26, 2016
12:30 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon’s Poet

Sharon Fish Mooney reading  poetry accompanied by art from her recently published book, Bending Toward Heaven – Poems After the Art of Vincent van Gogh (Wipf and Stock/Resource Publications).

The Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Conference.  Regis University, Denver, CO.  March 20-22, 2015.

Surrounded by Poetry on All Sides: The Shared Worldview of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Vincent van Gogh – lecture/poetry reading focusing on their shared poetic understanding of the world.

Verge Conference. Trinity Western University-School of the Arts, Media Culture -Langley, British Columbia, Canada  (2014 and 2015)  

A Strain of the Earth’s Sweet Being: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Vincent van Gogh in Conversation – a lecture on the poetic understanding of the environment van Gogh and Hopkins shared, how their perspective impacted their lives and influenced both their art and poetry, and what they can teach us as artists, educators and poets.

Suffering, Service and Salvation: The Narrative Themes of Vincent
van Gogh
Van Gogh was moved by stories of suffering, service and salvation, three primary narratives that influenced his art. In this presentation I tell the story of how narrative themes intertwined with van Gogh’s personal identity accompanied by slides and ekphrastic sonnets

 Groningen Conference  on “Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge”

Dutch Association for the Study of Religion (NGG), the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), and  the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR).
University of Groningen, Netherlands (May 11-15, 2014)

 Vincent van Gogh and the Poetic Principle – reflections on Van Gogh’s poetic understanding of the world through letter excerpts, slides of his paintings, and ekphrastic sonnets in response to his art.