Join author Dayna Patterson and editor Danielle Beazer Dubrasky for a discussion of their new works, If Mother Braids a Waterfall and Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild.
This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast and you must register here to participate. Order your copy of either featured book and receive an autographed book plate, while supplies last.
About If Mother Braids a Waterfall:
Dayna Patterson has produced a book obsessed with motherhood and daughterhood, ancestry, and transition—of home, family, faith, and the narratives woven to uphold the Self. In her debut collection of poetry and lyric essay, Patterson grapples with a patriarchal and polygamous heritage. After learning about her mother’s bisexuality, Patterson befriends doubt while simultaneously feeling the urge to unearth a feminist theology, one that envisions God the Mother taking pride in her place at the banquet table.
About Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild:
The book features original poems and prose by talented writers who are faithful, non-faithful, believers, heretics, converts and de-converts, dragged in or forced out of the Mormon faith. This dynamic collection demonstrates the breadth, complexity, and diversity of a Latter-day Saint legacy of commitment to natural place and challenges us to examine the myriad ways our own deeply rooted heritage shapes our personal relationship with landscape.