AMotherKnowsHerChildCDWhat's New

February 9, 2016

Linda Beatrice Brown was inspired to record her first audio CD of A Mother Knows Her Child after many attending her book readings commented that the “Mary poems” took on an even more vibrant and moving life when read by Linda.  Inspiration soon led to collaboration on the project with harpist Ann Rose Borden and singer Catherine Wilson.

Since the recent October 1 audio release, there have been several live performances in late 2015. A big thanks is owed to everyone who attended the events. It was an amazing experience!


Below is an updated listing of current events for 2016.  Books and CD's will be available for sale at all events!


Upcoming 2016 Events!

Feb 12, 2016:
Poetry reading (private book club event) Hillsborough NC 

February 28, 2016: Black History presentation : St Francis Springs Prayer Center, 477 Grogan Rd, Stoneville, NC 27048; time TBA 

March 12, 2016: Lenten Retreat on the Divine Mother ; Healing Ground 7628 Penns Grove Rd; Summerfield, NC 27358 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

March 19, 2016: Workshop on Encountering Divine Feminine Within Ourselves, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 8 Clarendon Avenue, Greenville SC

For more information email Linda,or call: 336-707-2851

A Mother Knows Her Child: About the Poems:
In these poems, Linda Beatrice Brown has given us a dimension of Mother Mary that has not been fully explored, her very human self, her strength, sacrifice and wisdom. As women come into their own in our time, they are being met by violence and resistance at every turn. The author has given us a way to see the power of the Divine Feminine and perhaps more significantly, to take heart, and to recognize and affirm that power that is within ourselves.

From the author’s preface:
“I offer these poems and meditations to all of us, in humility and gratitude that we may see in the Mother’s face a way to heal ourselves. If you are reading this you know that we are in a time of massive change on our planet, a critical turning point for the earth and all her children. It is only through the heart that we can become who we are meant to be, that we can see ourselves as She sees us.”


Words of praise from Gloria Karpinski, spiritual teacher and writer:
“This collection of poems—and I am tempted to say “these dialogues with Mary” – bring her human reality into a focus that celebrates and empathizes with her, walking with her through the harsh and sublime passages in her life. From the young girl who became the vessel for a message that would change the world to the aging Mary, Linda’s poems explore the very nature of sacrifice. As I read I was alternately in tears and awe, often at the same moment.”

Words of praise from The Rev. Canon Dr. Henry L. Atkins Jr.:
“Mary was willing to be impregnated by the word of God. The poetic and deeply prophetic words of Linda Beatrice Brown in A Mother Knows Her Child have the power to impregnate us with the word that Mary knew. Dr. Brown has offered us a profound gift.”

Linda Beatrice Brown is the author of three novels. She also writes poems, plays, short stories, and essays. She started writing at the age of 14 and her first poetry was published at the age of 19. For many years she has been a professor of African American Literature. For several years she was even a speech writer for a college president.

Her experience as a teacher inspired her to write about the Civil War period in a novel for young people. She currently holds the Willa B. Player chair in the Humanities at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC.

Linda has two adult children and 6 grandchildren and lives in a 100 year old house in Greensboro, NC.