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Sheer Joy – The Art and Writings of John Gilgun

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Sheer Joy – The Art and Writings of John Gilgun

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mixed and various media art, readings of John’s award winning works, and a celebration of his contribution to St. Joseph education and culture. Come say hi to friends. This is a drop in event to see the works, hear some great spoken words, and contribute a reading of one of your favorite works by John. Open to all friends of John and fans of his works.

John Gilgun (October 1, 1935 to April 30, 2021) was an American author and artist He is best known for his 1989 novel Music I Never Dreamed Of, which was a shortlisted nominee for the Lambda Literary Award at the 3rd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990. His poetry and books won too many awards to cite them all here.

His other works have included Everything That Has Been Shall Be Again: The Reincarnation Fables of John Gilgun (1981); the poetry collections The Dooley Poems (1991), From the Inside Out (1991), In the Zone: The Moby Dick Poems (2002) and The Dailies (2010); and the short story collection Your Buddy Misses You (1994).

A graduate of Boston University and the University of Iowa, Gilgun was a longtime teacher of English and creative writing at Missouri Western State University until his retirement in 2000. His student prodigies are legion.



June 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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