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More Than a Single Story


May 5, 2021
6-8 p.m.

June 1, 2021
6-8 p.m.


Zoom Webinar



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May 5: The Cost of Living

Whether you write in poetry, prose or not  at all, we invite you to this workshop to process the literal and metaphorical costs of living as Black, Indigenous or a person of color. Led by May Lee-Yang, a writer, performance artist and teacher, we will use prompts and reading samples from writers of color for inspiration. We’ll explore the things our bodies and psyches have inherited as well as the things we wish to pass on. 

June 1: Won't You Celebrate With Me? 

Led by Jna Shelomith, who found poetry at the intersection of Arabic (a language created to write down sacred poetry) and Riot Grrrrl (created for punk rock feminist expression), this workshop invites you to come celebrate our creativity, goodness and resistance to the ways our class system has tried to kill us and failed. Through reading and writing, we will center around stories of Indigenous people and people of color who are and have been poor and working class. 

This series is funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software. Register online or by phone: 651-724-6001 (press #2).

You must provide a valid email address to participate. After registration, participants will receive an email from the library prior to class with additional instructions including a link (or URL) that will be used as an invitation to enter the online class.

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