Sunday, August 3, 2008
Mary Ann Mulhern
Mary Ann Mulhern is a former nun in the Roman Catholic Church who left the convent to become a teacher in Windsor, Ontario. Her first book, The Red Dress, launched her career as a poet. She has been featured on the national CBC Radio program Tapestry, and has been profiled in The Toronto Star and other media across Canada. Her second book, Touch The Dead, was short listed for the 2007 Acorn Plantos People’s Poetry Award. Her latest book, When Angels Weep deals with one of the most damaging and controversial issues that faces the Roman Catholic Church and the largest settlement for sexual abuse in Canada’s history. The book tells the stories of four victims of the late Father Charles Sylvestre, who was found guilty of 47 counts of sexual abuse.