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Madeline L’Engle Service in New York City

From the press release:

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MADELEINE
L’ENGLE AT THE CATHEDRAL
CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE
ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 AT
4PM
 
A memorial service for author Madeleine L’Engle will be
held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November
28th, 2007 at 4pm. 
 
L’Engle, author of more than 60 books including the
children’s classic A WRINKLE IN TIME, died September 6
at 88. L’Engle had been the volunteer librarian and writer
in residence at the Cathedral since 1966. 
 
“Madeleine’s long relationship with the Cathedral was a strong one. The
Cathedral, its staff and ministries informed her work, and in turn she inspired
those who knew her with her generosity, spirit, and intelligence” said Dean
Kowalski. 
 
“The memorial service will be a wonderful time to gather friends and
admirers, family and colleagues to celebrate her life,” said L’Engle’s
granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis. “She would have been 89 on
November 29th, so this will be a lovely and fitting birthday present.”
 
Music for the service will be provided by Cathedral organist Timothy
Brumfield and Manhattan Transfer founding member Laurel Massel. 
Selections will include some of L’Engle’s favorite hymns (including the Tallis
canon and Dona nobis pacem) and music of Bach. The service will be a
traditional requiem mass, with The Right Reverend Mark Sisk, Bishop of New
York, celebrant and The Very Reverend James Kowalski, Dean of the
Cathedral, preacher. All are welcome. A reception will follow.
 
Where:  The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
 
When:  Wednesday November 28, 4 p.m.

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Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.