Meet the Author: Dr. Rhoda Janzen

Dr. Rhoda Janzen, author of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, will visit the Cascade Township branch on Thursday, May 5. She will speak and answer questions from 9:30 – 10:30 am. A book signing will take place at 10:30 am, followed by brunch at 11:00 am. The author talk is free and registration is not required. If you would like to enjoy the delicious brunch following the author talk, tickets are $10. If you plan on attending the brunch, please call 784-2007 to register. Payment is accepted at the door.

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is a funny and moving memoir about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis. Written with wry humor and huge personality, the book tackles faith, love, family, and aging.

Rhoda Janzen holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the Poet Laureate in 1994 and 1997. She is the author of Babel’s Stair, a collection of poems, and her poems have also appeared in Poetry, The Yale Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The Southern Review. She teaches English and creative writing at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

This program for adults is brought to you by the Friends of the Cascade Library in collaboration with the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies of GVSU and the Women’s City Club. It is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

This is sure to be a delightful morning, so mark your calendar now!

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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