The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
Speaker: Joseph Bednarik
Joseph Bednarik is the Co-Publisher of Copper Canyon Press, a
nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry. He studied philosophy at
Haverford College and speaks regularly at UU congregations throughout
the Puget Sound region.
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