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John Dough's America

Meet John Dough, Superhero: A Political Fantasy by Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers

A Multi-Media Performance with music, images, play-acting, food, and discussion

Author and illustrator Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers will be joined by Miles Thompson on guitar and Andres Villamil on bass for a multi-media performance that starts as an illustrated book talk and ends as a musical play (with audience participation). Whimsical edible art will be served afterwards as Miles and Andres play more music.

Extra! If you like to write poetry…. Write a new verse for America the Beautiful (note meter and rhyme scheme!) and send it to Lucy Bell ( by March 8. Here’s an example:

O beautiful for marching feet
Of our courageous youth,
Who, undeterred by lying word,
Bear witness to the truth.
America! America!
Your children see the fault
In selling soul to buy control
With weapons of assault.

What’s beautiful about America? What’s wrong with it? How can we appeal to what’s beautiful to help us to mend what’s wrong?

Later Event: March 16
Friday Night Rumba