Poet's Corner Featuring Dr. Veera S. Rajaratnam

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Poet's Corner Featuring Dr. Veera S. Rajaratnam
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Scarritt Bennett Center says
Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet

A doctorate from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, the author VeerajaR is an admired Poet, Artist, a well-published scientist and a consultant Scientific Editor. Her poetry is well received and she is the Executive Producer of 'Poets From The Neighborhood' program bringing the works and voices of local poets on Tennessee's WC-TV - an educational Channel, every friday since 2013. She is a coauthor of the devotional titled "Resurrection Reflections" and has poetry published in anthologies including "Filtered Through Time" & "Where The Mind Dwells - Contemplation."

Born and raised in Ceylon (now, SriLanka), VeerajaR credits her mother--a teacher, for instilling in her the love of poetry early on and motivating her to participate and win awards at regional oratorical contests. An avid reader, she discovered the power of words even as a child and took to writing like duckling to water. Writng the weekly minutes for her school's Girl Guides and English Literary Associations were fun exercises for her. VeerajaR believes her passion for reading and writing, and the thirst for knowledge of the unknown and the mystery of God's creations inevitably led to her career in scientific research.

Exploring the Nature and traveling have been, and are, her other passions. Traveling halfway across the world, she has lived and taught in SriLanka, Nigeria, and has been a faculty at Medical Schools in the US, including Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Living in middle Tennessee--with her three children and husband of 27+ years, VeerajaR continues to write and paint in 'Awe' of God's gifts, Nature & Life around us!

Free and open to the public.
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By: Scarritt Bennett Center

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