Grace Smith House has been serving our community, for forty-two years.
In 1981, Grace Smith House opened its first door. Now, for over four decades, courageous, compassionate and empowered women and men have stepped across the threshold and received the support they needed to stop the cycle of domestic violence in their lives.
To attend the reception, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us (virtually) as we talk with Stephanie JT Russell, a prolific poet, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural worker. Stephanie JT Russell’s most recent creative nonfiction book is One Flash of Lightning, a poetic treatment of the Samurai code (Andrews McMeel). Her work has been featured in books and journals such as The Xavier Review, The Winter Anthology, Sequestrum, Lightwood, ArLiJo, and at noted venues including The New Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Albright Knox, Bowery Poetry Club, and The Berkeley Museum. A visiting artist at New York University, The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, The Stone House, and other institutions, Russell received the Overall Winner Award 2022 from the Wirral Poetry Festival, UK. A Trustee at The Emile Brunel Studio & Sculpture Park, an historic nature sanctuary and art center in Boiceville, NY, Russell is founder of its AIR Brunel BIPOC Fellowship Residency (brunelpark.org). Russell was appointed Dutchess County Poet Laureate 2023, for which she is curating an intercultural Laureate Event Series, Stream of Life, featuring poetry and art from multicultural communities throughout Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley region. RSVP HERE