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Sunday, May 7 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Naming Our Roots: Seeds for Multilingual, Multicultural Narrative Poems FULL

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Whether inspired by the photographs we carry or the stories about our names, participants will be guided in this engaging workshop to write down and to share aloud rough drafts of poems, which reflect the presence or erasure of their respective cultural, ethnic, and linguistic heritages. Participants will also further develop their own appreciation of code-switching, namely, incorporating another language or dialect into their writing. Please bring in an object of personal meaning (a photo, a newspaper clipping, a trinket, for example) as a writing prompt for yourself and for others. Limited to 15 adult participants. Open to all adult poets (18+), emerging to experienced.

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María Luisa Arroyo

multilingual Boricua poet & educator
Multilingual Boricua poet and educator María Luisa Arroyo was educated at Colby (BA), Tufts (MA) and Harvard (ABD) in German, her third language. Her poetry collections include Gathering Words: Recogiendo Palabras (2008) and Destierro Means More than Exile (2018). For 20+ years... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
PEM Create Space 1 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970