Words of the People: Manny Loley
Words of The People is an Indigenous Language Creative Writing Workshop with craft talks and readings in Tulsa, Oklahoma funded by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and the Interchange Art Grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation also supported the development of this gathering, which serves as an expansion of Chelsea Tayrien Hicks’ Words of the People classes offered through IAIA’s Continuing Education in the past. Words of the People is a four-day gathering centering creative writing workshops for indigenous language writers to develop their work through instruction in a genre of their choice: poetry, prose, or translation. The workshops take place at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s Archer Studios, 109 North M.L.K. Jr Blvd, in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma every morning Oct. 26-29, 2022 from 9 to noon. All four days of morning workshops are followed by afternoon craft talks, publisher meetings, and language-based immersion activities. (https://wtpgathering.org/)
Facilitator Manny Loley is a Dine storyteller. His work has found homes in the Arkansas International, Pleiades Magazine, the Massachusetts Review, the Dine Reader: an Anthology of Navajo Literature, and more. His work has also been thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Loley is a current PHD candidate in English and literary arts at the University of Denver. He is director of the Emerging Dine Writers Institute and the program coordinator for Six Directions “ Indigenous Creative Writing Program through Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Loley has work forthcoming in Poetry Magazine and he is at work on a novel titled They Collect Rain in Their Palms.
This 2-day session is in-person in Tulsa, OK and live online. Participants will be awarded .6 CEUs for 6 hours via digital badge and PDF certificate.
Words of the People is offering seven scholarship to writers registered to attend in-person workshops in Tulsa, OK. Go to https://wtpgathering.org/ for details.
Class Length: 3 Weeks
Course Sections — Fall 2022