Charlotte Gordon, the fifth annual Thering Fellow, presents a lecture titled “In Her Steps: Following Hagar to Abraham,” on Monday, October 22, 2012. Gordon is a writer of poetry, non-fiction and fiction.
She began her writing life as a poet and has published two books of
poetry, When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis and Two Girls on a
Raft. Her biography of the seventeenth-century poet Anne Bradstreet, Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America’s First Poet (Little, Brown, 2005), won a New England Book Award for non-fiction. Her latest book, The Woman Who Named God: Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little Brown, 2009), retells the famous Biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar.