Gandhi & Curie: The Courage to Change History

May 6, 2012 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Heidi Woolever Daly reads from Frank Woolever’s book Gandhi’s List of Social Sins.

Frank Woolever was born in Syracuse, New York, where he lived most of his life. Woolever committed his life to being a peacemaker and was a consummate community organizer. He advocated tirelessly for disadvantaged people and at the same time challenged social systems that foster poverty. He  earned a Master of Divinity at St. Bernard’s Seminary, Rochester, New York, a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Doctor of Ministry at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School. He was a certified Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Serving three months in federal prison for civil disobedience at Ft. Benning, Georgia prompted the author to write Gandhi’s List of Social Sins: Lessons in Truth. Wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, commerce without morality, science without humanity – these are among the “social sins” that Gandhi identified as contributing to the colonial oppression of India. His work left a legacy that continues to this day. Frank Woolever died in 2010 and is survived by his wife Meme Woolever and daughters Heidi Woolever Daly and Amy Woolever. His book has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Jessica Cuello, Award Winning Poet and author of Curie will read.

Jessica Cuello’s debut chapbook, Curie, is a biographic poem cycle devoted to the Polish-French chemist, physicist and twice-honored Nobel laureate who became one of the most famous women of the 20th century. Cuello’s lyrically spare yet sensual narrative style is well-suited to the subject matter of a serious yet passionate woman who spurned frivolity and adornment and pursued her work with absolute rigor but who also loved deeply and was fearless in her intellectual curiosity. The poems in Curie often begin by holding their treasure at a distance from the unfocused eye, but as the reader is drawn closer, she catches first a glint and then a growing sense of an underlying radiance.

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Gandhi’s List of Social Sins: Lessons in Truth is a 190-page paperback with a retail price of $21.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0794-3.  It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

Stark and haunting as an x-ray, Jessica Cuello’s biographic poem cycle Curie illuminates the spirit of the Nobel Prize winner–and the woman–we thought we knew.Softcover $12 from Kattywompus Press,