November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Eileen Brilliant, a former RYSEC member noted for being a thoughtful, engaging, platform host, joins us to read selections of her poetry, including those from her recent book, In the Middle of Things, Begin.

“IN THE MIDDLE OF THINGS, BEGIN is written from a place where faith is the evidence of things not seen. The poet’s mission here is to build the visionary bridge between the unheard and the unsaid, from where the paper it is written on has ears to where the birds are singing by magic.”  — Andrew Kaufman, author of Earth’s Ends, The Complete Cinnamon Bay Sonnets and Both Sides of the Niger

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Music by Lindsey Wilson

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

Our Ethics Matters theme for November is Attention: the practice of alertness, listening, and seeing, and of deliberately shifting our focus.

About the speaker: Eileen Brilliant has taught in the NYC Adult Education program as well as serving as an Adjunct English Instructor at Baruch and Marymount Colleges. She currently conducts writing workshops at Payne Whitney, New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Brilliant has previously published four chapbooks and is a member of the Himan Brown Senior Program’s poetry group at the 92nd Street Y.  She grew up in Brooklyn and presently divides her time between Manhattan and Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Update: this Sunday’s platform talk, the core (but not all) of the program:

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