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Arts Center Poetry Workshop

MAC News Release

The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) is excited to present “An Introduction to Poetry,” a two-day creative writing workshop taught by award-winning poet Ariana Nadia Nash.  The two-part course will take place on consecutive Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a private residence in Kawela Plantation.  The cost will be $55 for the general public and $44 for MAC members.  The workshop enrollment fee includes catered lunches both days by Roshani Nash.

The course is intended to be a fun, no-pressure introduction to the basics of modern poetry. In the first class, students will learn fundamentals of craft, both as readers and writers, and in the second class, students will try their hands at writing poetry. No experience is necessary and beginners are strongly encouraged to join. Ms. Nash says “Don’t worry if you feel lost when you try to read poetry or if you’ve never written it before — this class is for you!”

Ms. Nash is the author of “Instructions for Preparing Your Skin” (Anhinga Press, 2013), which won the 2011 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook “Our Blood Is Singing” (Damask Press, 2012). She has won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize and been a finalist for the Benjamin Saltman Award and the Edes Prize. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and other foundations. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of Chicago.

Ms. Nash has created an email contact for the class.  For registration and more information please contact her at arianawriting@gmail.com.

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