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Discovering What Binds Us Together with Sherwin Bitsui

Date(s): Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Advanced Workshop, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: $149 Regular*, $119 Student

About the Class

In this generative poetry writing workshop, we will attempt to enter the creative space by removing ourselves from the written work, thus allowing the poetic image to speak for itself. In this way, we can get outside our drives for individual gain and into areas of articulation that may help us discover something that binds us together.

Are you registered for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference? Advanced workshops are $25 off for all conference attendees! Discount codes are sent to conference attendees in confirmation emails and other conference communications. Register for the conference to receive your discount today!

Please note: You do not need to be registered for the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference to attend an advanced workshop. All advanced workshops are open to the public.

Meet Your Instructor

Photograph of Sherwin Bitsui

Sherwin Bitsui is the author of three collections of poetry, Dissolve, Flood Song, and Shapeshift. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award, an American Book Award, and the PEN Book Award. His poems have appeared in Narrative, Black Renaissance Noir, American Poet, The Iowa Review, LIT, and elsewhere. He is Diné of the Todí­ch’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tlizí­laaní­ (Many Goats Clan), and has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the Native Arts & Culture Foundation.