An Evening With Sam Phillips
May 5, 2011
415 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Co-sponsored by the SPU English Department, SPU MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Union Church
Join IMAGE journal, the Seattle Pacific University English Department, Union Church, and singer-songwriter Sam Phillips for the 2011 Denise Levertov Award on May 5, 2011 at 415 Westlake.
Sam Phillips will perform a brief acoustic set with violinist Eric Gorfain and give an on-stage interview. This event is free and open to the public, with RSVP requested (see below for reply box). Dessert reception to follow.
Sam Phillips is a critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter whose many albums include Martinis and Bikinis, A Boot and a Shoe, and Don’t Do Anything. Her music appears on the television show Gilmore Girls and on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Grammy-winning Raising Sand. Her current project is The Long Play, a subscription-based art and music installation on the web offering five EPs and a full digital album exclusively at www.samphillips.com.
The Denise Levertov Award is named for one of the twentieth century's greatest poets. Levertov, who spent her last years in Seattle, embraced the landscape and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Her identity as a Christian believer--a pilgrim whose faith was inextricably entwined with doubt--became another important facet of her work, particularly in her later poetry. The Levertov Award is presented annually in the spring to an artist or creative writer whose work exemplifies a serious and sustained engagement with the Judeo-Christian tradition. Past recipients include poets Madeline DeFrees and Franz Wright, nonfiction writers Kathleen Norris, Thomas Lynch, and Eugene Peterson, and fiction writers Bret Lott and Ron Hansen.
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