Words of the People: Laura Da'
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/)
A poet and a public-school teacher, Facilitator Laura Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and the Institute of American Indian Arts A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ is the recipient of fellowships from the Native Arts and Culture Foundation, Richard Hugo House, and the Jack Straw Writers Program and has been a writer in residence for Richard Hugo House and is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Redmond. She is the author of Tributaries, winner of the American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She lives near Renton with her husband and son. Social Media Info: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lauralouiseda/ Twitter @Laura_L_Da Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lauralda
This 4-day session is 100% online. Participants will be awarded 1.2 CEU's for 12 hours via digital badge and PDF certificate.
Class Length: 3 Weeks
Course Sections — Fall 2022