Ernestine Louise: The Latest Adventure for Tina Johnson
Nothing would make you suspect that Tina Johnson would become Ernestine Louise, the recently published poet who will read and sign her book at Swarthmore Borough Hall on Wednesday, October 23.
She has had an interesting life; growing up in Chester, then graduating from college in Utah, working with the Dalai Lama, starting the Community Co-op food store in Chester where there were no supermarkets, becoming so well known in the D.C. Climate Change environment that the Hammer Museum at UCLA would fly her across the country to interview Al Gore on his second book about the Global Warming Emergency, moving to Spain to explore the possibility of writing full time, and finally moving to Norway to pursue life as a poet.
Tina is best known in Swarthmore by her friends in Rotary, at several churches and among people who helped her start the Co-op in Chester. She also ran for State Representative, but wasn’t successful, fortunately for us — otherwise we wouldn’t have had these wonderful poems to enjoy.
Her first book of poetry, Influence of Place, was published September 14, 2019. She is currently on a speaking tour in Norway and the U.S. She will be reading her poetry and signing copies at Swarthmore Public Library, in the Council Room in Borough Hall on Wednesday, October 23, at 5:15 p.m.
Come out to meet Tina Johnson, the fascinating person behind the nom de plume Ernestine Louise. If you want to know more, go to her website at ernestinelouise.com.