Author Talk, Poetry Reading, and Book Signing
Saturday, March 16th
6:30 p.m. 

Books & Company 




Join us for a delightful poetry reading with local author Cristina Norcross! Cristina is requesting attendees bring 1-2 items to donate to the Women's Center in Waukesha. Items requested are condiments such as: Mustard, ketchup, relish, salad dressing/mayonnaise, ranch, parmesan cheese shakers, frequently used spices (Lowry’s season salt, garlic salt, onion powder, red flake pepper, salt/pepper), plus staples like sugar and coffee creamer. There will be a representative from the Women's Center to talk about what the center does. 


Readers will recognize their own stories, or similar ones, in Beauty in the Broken Places.  This book of poems serves as a loyal and constant companion to return to for solace, encouragement, and support for challenging times.  These poems will hold your hand for shadow moments and rejoice with you during times of gratitude.  With themes covering a variety of topics related to brokenness and strength, Beauty in the Broken Places offers up comforting words about grief and loss, body image and self-acceptance, healing from emotional and physical scars, finding inspiration in the strength of others, and the gathering up of hope in a broken world.  This book will remind all readers that they are never alone.  


Cristina M. R. Norcross is the founding editor of the online poetry journal, Blue Heron Review, and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their two sons.  She is the author of 8 poetry collections.Her latest book is Beauty in the Broken Places, and one of her poems from this book was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  Cristina's works have been published, or are forthcoming, in numerous North American and international journals. 



Event date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
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