Te Deum is thrilled to be joined by Kansas City Poet Natasha Ria El-Scari at the Lessons and Carols for Today concert on December 18th and 19th. Natasha will write and perform new poetry to replace the traditional biblical lessons, delivering modern reflections on the Nativity story through an African American Feminist lens.
Lessons & Carols for Today
Monday, December 18th at 7:00 PM | St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM | Village Presbyterian Church
Natasha is a writer, Cave Canem fellow, and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies, literary and online journals. She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of universities and venues nationwide. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Natasha has a BA from Jackson State University and a MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Natasha’s Black Feminist approach is reflected in her writing, poetry and performance pieces.
Lessons Book Available for Purchase
In keeping with the tradition of spoken word poetry, the words of the Lessons performed by Natasha Ria El-Scari will NOT be printed in the concert program. However, an elegantly printed book of these poems is available to enjoy and revisit after both performances. Pre-purchase your $10.00 copy by adding it to your online ticket purchase and then pick it up at the reception after the concert. Limited copies will also be available for purchase on-site.