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Get Lit: Warp and Weft with Velma Kee Craig

Date(s): Thursday, January 7, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
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Cost: Free

About this Event

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19. 

This month: Warp and Weft with Velma Kee Craig!

What is the history of Navajo weaving and textile arts? What is the relationship between traditional practice and contemporary art? What can weaving teach us about our bodies and culture? How can we use the arts to heal?

Join textile artist, poet, and Heard Museum curator Velma Kee Craig at this month's Get Lit on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom.

Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance may be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent two days and two hours before the meeting. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Coordinator Senior Jake Friedman at

About the Author

Photograph of Velma Kee Craig credit Albert Sloan Jr

Velma Kee Craig (Diné) is Naasht’eezhi Tabaha (Zuni Edgewater) and born for Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water). Her maternal and paternal grandfathers are Tl’izilani (Many Goats) and Kinya’aanii (Towering House). Velma is from Tonalea, Arizona. She is the oldest of five children. Her parents are Laverne Marks and Larry Kee. Velma grew up on the Navajo reservation and now resides in Mesa, Arizona with her family.