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Event Calendar
readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

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September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

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October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

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October 19

Language as a Playground

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October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

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October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

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October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

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October 24

Urban Echo Poets

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October 27


readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Archived readings & workshops
Jan 6 Sunday, January 6
5:00pm, Program + Reception: $80 individual / $150 couple | Program Only: $25 advance

Join us for a workshop with LeAnne Howe!

One of the craft tools a writer must deploy is using verbs as images of movement. What a reader "sees" in a story’s movement, pacing, and plot depends on verb choices the author makes to shift the camera-eye. Howe’s craft lecture and exercises will help writers enhance narratives in poetry and fiction by improving verb usage. She will discuss deceased white male writers and living Native women writers and their various approaches to using verbs as images. 

You can register and purchase a ticket online with the button below, give us a call or stop in!

This workshop will be held at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. 

map to Lynden here

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About the author:

Choctaw writer LeAnne Howe connects literature, indigenous knowledge, Native histories, and expressive cultures in her work. Her interests include Native and indigenous literatures, performance studies, film, and indigeneity.

She is the author of Shell Shaker (Aunt Lute Books, 2001), Evidence of Red (Salt Publishing, 2005), Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story (Aunt Lute Books 2007), and Choctalking on Other Realities (Aunt Lute Books, 2013). Her forthcoming novel Savage Conversations (Coffee House Press, 2019) concerns Mary Todd Lincoln and the Savage Indian she said tortured her nightly during her confinement in an insane asylum at Batavia, Illinois in 1875. 

Other recent publications include "On Lubnaan With Paula Gunn Allen" in Weaving the Legacy: Remembering Paula Gunn Allen (West End Press, 2017); "Gatorland" in Bullets Into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (Beacon Press, 2017); and "Imagine There's No Cowboy: It's Easy If You Try" in Branding the American West (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016). With Harvey Markowitz and Denise K. Cummings, Howe co-edited Seeing Red—Hollywood's Pixeled Skins: American Indians and Film (Michigan State University Press, 2013). She is currently at work on a new film documentary Searching for Sequoyah about the life and disappearance of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee syllabary in 1841. 

Howe has been the recipient of numerous awards including a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas, and a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar award to Jordan. In 2015, she received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association and in 2014 the Modern Languages Association inaugural prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages for Choctalking on Other Realities. She has lectured nationally and internationally and is currently the Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia.


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