Friend in Residence
Haverford's Friend in Residence program brings gifted and experienced Quakers to campus for extended interactions with students, staff faculty, and the community. The aim is to stimulate reflection on the connections between academic pursuits and "letting one's life speak."
The purpose of the Friend in Residence program is to enrich the educational experience for Haverford's students, deepen the school's appreciation of its Quaker roots and strengthen the College's connections within the broader Quaker community.
Sponsored by the President's Office and the Quaker Affairs Office.
Marcelle Martin—September 23 - 27, 2013
Religion and Spiritual Life Week
Marcelle is a seasoned Friend, workshop leader, and spiritual nurturer. She is a published author on contemporary spirituality and the life and ministry of 17th century Quaker women. She served for four years as the resident Quaker Studies teacher at Pendle Hill where she taught the core courses in Quakerism, Prayer, and Discernment. A graduate of the Shalem Institute program on Spiritual Guidance, she has served as a spiritual nurturer for two decades and has facilitated workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings across the country.
Marcelle is the author of two Pendle Hill pamphlets, "Invitation to a Deeper Communion" and "Holding One Another in the Light". Her 2009 Michener Lecture was published as a pamphlet entitled "Deeply Rooted: Alive in the Spirit". Her articles have been published in Friends Journal, What Canst Thou Say?, Seeing, Hearing, Knowing (Sessions of York), God as Companion, and Answering Terror. She was the 2013 Mullen Writing Fellow at Earlham School of Religion, working to complete the manuscript for her book In the Life and Power of God: The Quaker Spiritual Journey.
evalyn parry: March 16 - April 6, 2014
evalyn parry is a Canadian Quaker, and an award-winning musician, poet and theatre artist. Her interdisciplinary performance works, inspired by a deep commitment to social justice, explore themes that range from 19th century cycling heroines to bottled water, from queer identity to the quest for the Northwest Passage. Whether accompanying herself on guitar, water bottle, shruti box or loop pedals, or joined by a percussionist playing an amplified bicycle, parry’s unique work has been performed all over North America, and been widely broadcast, commissioned and anthologized; she has released four critically acclaimed CDs, and directed, written and acted in numerous original theatrical productions. In her hometown Toronto, evalyn serves as the director of the Young Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, mentoring and directing young queer artists in the creation of solo performance. She has lead workshops at colleges and universities, community, professional arts and Quaker organizations across the US and Canada, using writing, music, movement and theatre to explore diverse themes, and to give expression to the unique creative voice within each of us.evalynparry.com
Public Events Schedule
(in addition, Marcelle and Evalyn will be visiting classrooms, student groups, and meeting with students individually. To schedule an opportunity for yourself or with your student group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)