"Lingua Franca, Litanies, and Lemon Blossoms": Generative Poetry Workshop with Lena Khalaf Tuffaha on June 30, 2023
1 Session: Friday, June 30 from 1-3pm PT
Max: 5 people
Join me for a generative workshop in which we will explore and delight in the sounds, textures, and etymologies of words. I’ll share poems and prompts inspired by my new book, Kaan and Her Sisters (Trio House Press) and practices to “tune in” to the words and lines we collect and cherish and to bring them to the page to help us draft new poems.
About the Instructor: Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is a poet, essayist, translator and teaching artist. She is the author of three books of poetry, Water & Salt(Red Hen), winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award, Kaan and Her Sisters (Trio House, 2023), and Something About Living, winner of the 2022 Akron Prize for Poetry, forthcoming in 2024. Her work has been published in journals including Adroit, Michigan Quarterly Review, the Nation, and New England Review. She served at the 2022 curator for Poems from Palestine, a translation project of Baffler magazine. For more about her work, visit www.lenakhalaftuffaha.com
About the Space: The Parlor is a cozy, inspiring room with a large library table, exposed brick, and natural light, attached to Open Books: A Poem Emporium, located at 108 Cherry Street in downtown Seattle. Just a short jaunt from the Pioneer Square Light Rail Station and surrounded by ample street and garage parking, the Parlor offers a haven for private studio time and gatherings of up to 8 people. For photos of the space and more information (including how to book the Parlor for your own writing time, co-working, or meeting), check out The Parlor page (link coming soon!).
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