Writing Gifts – A Workshop with 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.