Author and activist, Belvie Rooks will be in conversation with Cynthia Frank about her collaboration with partner and poet, Dedan Gills, and their book, I Give You the Springtime of My Blushing Heart. They'll also be chatting about Rooks' and Gills' contribution to The Power of Love by Fran Grace.
Belvie Rooks is a writer, educator and producer whose work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice. Her essays have appeared in a number of publications and anthologies including: My Soul is a Witness: African-American Women’s Spirituality; Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices; Global Chorus: 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet; and The Power of Love.
Cynthia Frank is the president of QED Press, Cypress House and Lost Coast Press. Cynthia has presented workshops for authors, editors, and publishers across the country, and served for many years on the PNBA Education Committee. She is the author of In the Company of Booksellers: What Indie Booksellers Wish Authors and Self Publishers Knew.
The story of Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills, their journey and their transformation, is "as old as eternity and as new as now." As individuals, Dedan and Belvie were already activists, mentors and voices for justice, but in their union, they became an even greater force for compassion and love.
An inspiring chronicle of life-changing encounters, personal transformation and a vision of love that transcends the everyday definition, to embrace universal kindness and compassion, based on the knowledge that all beings are one family and that our capacity to love is one of the world's most hidden yet powerful resources.