Write on Through: Poetry in Troubled Times—A Workshop with Heid E. Erdrich
Sunday, Nov. 8 | 2–4:30 pm CDT
Cost: $35 General | $30 Members (contact us to receive membership discount)
A generative writing workshop meant to look at poetry as an outlet in troubled times and to encourage writers to create drafts of poems from the political to the personal and both. There will be time for writing from prompts, sharing work, discussion, and we will read or listen to texts by other Native poets.
Presented in partnership with the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative. This workshop is part of our series Native Writers in the 21st Century, which is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Heid E. Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She is the author of seven collections of poetry and is the editor of the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press. Among other honors, she has received fellowships and awards for her writing from Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. An interdisciplinary artist, Heid also works as a visual arts curator and collaborator, and as an educator, teaching in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program of Augsburg University. In 2019 she served as Distinguished Visiting Professor in Liberal Arts at University of Minnesota Morris and in 2021 she will serve as the Glasgow Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee. Her forthcoming poetry/mixed genre collection is Verb Animate, from Tinderbox Editions in 2021. Little Big Bully, from Penguin Editions in 2020 is Heid's National Poetry Series award winning collection.