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Writing Gifts – A Workshop with Naomi Shihab Nye
December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST$150
Presented via Zoom
Saturday, Dec 4, 10am-12pm &1-3pm CST, with a lunch break from 12-1pm
Instructor: Naomi Shihab Nye
Class Limit: 25
Nonmember $150 Member $125 Student $75
“The sky is the only store worth shopping in for anything as long as a life.”
–Naomi Shihab Nye
Welcome! Our four-hour virtual poetry/paragraph workshop will focus on writing as a gift – to us, and from us to others. What do we already have in our vast realms of material? What new knowledge has been given to us during these past strange seasons? What have we left untouched for a long time? Where might we find a new treasure in what we thought we knew?
Writing helps us restyle experiences, memories, and thinking as gifts for ourselves or for someone else. In this season of gift-giving, what about writing a poem in honor of someone else? Poems of observation and praise nourish us. So many discoveries regularly rise from the practice and process of writing – you will leave with at least 5 rough drafts. Lots of presents! Workshop/playshop is open to all writers. Please dip around in the selected anthology in advance and notice strategies used in some of your favorites.
Naomi Shihab Nye graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and has been working as a visiting writer all over the world ever since. She has written and edited over 35 books, including The Turtle of Oman, Famous, Transfer, Habibi, There is No Long Distance, and Fuel. Her most recent publications include: Voices in the Air, Cast Away, The Tiny Journalist, and Everything Comes Next. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, photographer Michael Nye. They have one son and one grandson.