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Written by Tara Richards   
Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:23

Enjoy an intimate evening of literature and music during the second Brucemore Arts Share on April 16 at 7:00 p.m. The event continues the tradition started by Brucemore’s second family, the Douglases, who frequently entertained guests and celebrated local artists in the Mansion’s Great Hall. Graduate students from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Anna Morrison and Jessie Hennan, will read original poetry and fiction. Trio Brava, an ensemble of piano, clarinet, and viola, will follow with a performance of pieces by undiscovered composers inspired by Mozart and Schuman. A light reception will follow the hour-long program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $7 per adult and $5 per Brucemore member or student.  All tickets at the door (if available) are $10. Space is limited; purchase tickets by visiting or calling (319) 362-7375. This performance is made possible by a Better Futures for Iowans grant through The University of Iowa’s Office of the Provost.

Jessie Hennen grew up near St. Paul, Minn., and received her Bachelor of Arts in English and German literature from the University of Minnesota, Morris. She then moved to Munich, where she worked as a governess and a marketing project manager. Currently, she is back in the Midwest and working on her first novel at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Julia Anna Morrison is a second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop from Atlanta, Ga.  She teaches creative writing to undergraduates at the University of Iowa.  Julia's work has recently appeared in Redivider and Gulf Coast.

Trio Brava is exploring new paths in the world of chamber music. Inspired by the established repertoire of Mozart and Schumann, its members are now seeking treasure in lesser-known works for this instrumentation and commissioning a wealth of new works, especially by undiscovered composers. Megan Gray (viola), Asami Hagiwara (piano) and Lisa Wissenberg (clarinet) are pursuing their Doctorates of Musical Arts at the University of Iowa.

About the Arts Share

Arts Share continues The University of Iowa's long tradition of sharing creative resources from the Division of Performing Arts (music, dance, theater), the School of Art and Art History, and the Writers' Workshop. Arts Share aims to strengthen the arts in underserved areas, reaching out to provide access to life-enriching arts experiences throughout Iowa. Through this program, artists have traveled as far as Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Buffalo Center, Keokuk, and Lamoni to present interactive performances, workshops, readings, residencies, master classes, and more.

About Brucemore

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit

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