“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Brandel France de Bravo”

When:
March 26, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2024-03-26T19:00:00-04:00
2024-03-26T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113
1228 Dr. MLK Way
Sarasota
FL 34234
"Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Brandel France de Bravo" @ Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113

“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Brandel France de Bravo”
with Hermitage Fellow Brandel France de Bravo

Presented in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design

Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm

Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113 (entrance at 1228 Dr. MLK Way, Sarasota, FL 34234)

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Marrying the worlds of creative poetry and public health policy, Hermitage Fellow Brandel France de Bravo is a writer and poet with an expansive vision. Spanning languages and including a holistic approach to both the art and the person in the audience, her latest work Locomotive Cathedral, about our constant search for permanence in an ever-changing world, was honored by the Backwaters Prize Press in poetry and is forthcoming in 2025. Part of the Visiting Writers Forum, the Hermitage is pleased to partner with the Creative Writing Department at Ringling College to inspire students and community members alike.

Hermitage Fellow Brandel France de Bravo is the author of Provenance (a Washington Writers Publishing House poetry prize winner) and the chapbook Mother, Loose (Accents Publishing, Judge’s Choice Award). She is co-author of the parenting book, Trees Make the Best Mobiles: Simple Ways to Raise Your Child in a Complex World, and editor of the bilingual anthology, Mexican Poetry Today: 20/20 Voices. Her poems and essays have appeared in 32 Poems, The Cincinnati Review, Conduit, The Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of four artist fellowship grants from the Washington, DC Commission on the Arts, which also awarded her the Larry Neal Writer’s Award in poetry. As a public health professional, she has run an HIV prevention program in Africa, designed harm reduction strategies for intravenous drug users in Central Asia, and developed materials to help cancer patients in the U.S. make informed decisions about their care. She teaches a meditation program developed at Stanford University called Compassion Cultivation Training and volunteers for the nonprofit Insight on the Inside, which shares meditation practices to inspire and empower the incarcerated, returning citizens, people transitioning from homelessness, and all affected by poverty, aging, and illness.