Faculty, family and friends celebrate Hall’s life
Longtime English and FYS adjunct, Shelly Hall, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, from cancer. Hall held a doctorate in religious studies from University of Iowa and an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.
A member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Hall was well known for her profound talent for poetry. Two books of her work are published with Popcorn Press, “Tonguebones” and “Mind of Cups.” In addition to her livelihood for poetry, Hall also possessed a deep love for music and helped to found local drum circles.
A celebration of her life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Todd Wehr Memorial Library coffee shop and was followed by a gathering at House of Guinness, a place in which she spent much of her time outside of work. Donations in her honor can be sent to Waukesha’s Order of Julian of Norwich.