Jeannie Marshall in Conversation

April 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jeannie Marshall in Conversation

Jeannie Marshall, author of All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel (April 4, 2023), will be reading from the book with Birch Bark Editing for their InConversation series! After, she and poet Judith Baumel (Thorny) will talk about the book’s deeply moving meditation on art, religion and life. This virtual event will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, April 11 at 7PM.

More details and registration link here.

Order your copy of All Things Move here!


A deeply personal search for meaning in Michelangelo’s frescoes—and an impassioned defence of the role of art in a fractured age.

What do we hope to get out of seeing a famous piece of art? Jeannie Marshall asked that question of herself when she started visiting the Sistine Chapel frescoes. She wanted to understand their meaning and context—but in the process, she also found what she didn’t know she was looking for.

All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel tells the story of Marshall’s relationship with one of our most cherished artworks. Interwoven with the history of its making and the Rome of today, it’s an exploration of the past in the present, the street in the museum, and the way a work of art can both terrify and alchemize the soul. An impassioned defence of the role of art in a fractured age, All Things Move is a quietly sublime meditation on how our lives can be changed by art, if only we learn to look.


Jeannie Marshall is a writer who has been living in Italy with her family since 2002. A nonfiction author, journalist, and former staff features writer at the National Post in Toronto, she contributes articles to Maclean’s and the Walrus and has published literary nonfiction in The Common, the Literary Review of Canada, Brick, and elsewhere.