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RESCHEDULED: Restless Pursuits in Art & Literature: A Writing Workshop with Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

Event Description

This event is in the process of being rescheduled. Check back later for an update on the new date.

In conjunction with their exhibit Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings, the Henry Art Gallery presents a series of writing workshops with three Pacific Northwest writers who will lead sessions inspired by Al-Hadid’s work, as well as give participants opportunities to consider “archives” that live close to home and heart. Fed by multiple literary, artistic, and other cultural sources, Diana Al-Hadid’s sculptures meditate on the conflicts and ruptures exposed when these stories are brought together. In this, the second workshop of the series, Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest asks, what is this impulse to write and create art? Is it a wish to document, preserve, and archive the poignant moments of our lives? Is it a wish to respond to the beautiful things we encounter? To explain the questions and desires within us?

Participation is free but registration is limited. Register here.

Rena Priest is the current Washington State Poet Laureate. A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, she is the author of Patriarchy Blues, which was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and the recent Sublime Subliminal.

The Poet Laureate program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and The Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA, with the support of Governor Jay Inslee. See the full website of the Poet Laureate here.

Poet Laureate events are produced by the hosting organization.

  • When
  • January 8, 2022
    1:00 pm
  • Where
  • Henry Art Gallery
    15th Ave NE & NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98195 United States
  • Host
  • Henry Art Gallery

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