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Southern Minnesota Poets Society: Pecha Kucha Challenge with poet Nancy Cook

March 11 @ 12:30 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 11, when St. Paul poet Nancy Cook brings us the generative Pecha Kucha Challenge. Based on a visual storytelling format designed by Tokyo architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, then adapted by poet Terrance Hayes, the poetic pecha kucha unites a series of visual images with poetic quatrains.

In the last ten years, the form has seen a lot of variations, but the basic structure remains. In this workshop we’ll experiment with and discuss the process of pairing short literary gems with visual representations to create a series that tells a story.

Nancy Cook is a writer and teaching artist from St. Paul. She serves as flash fiction editor for Kallisto Gaia Press and is a regional vice-president for the League of Minnesota Poets. She founded and directs “The Witness Project,” a program of writing workshops and community-engaged initiatives designed to enable creative work by underrepresented voices.

Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she has been awarded grants from, among others, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Parks Arts Foundation, the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Humanities Center, and Integrity Arts and Culture. She is particularly interested in exploring the intersections of geography, history, and cultural heritage in her work.


March 11
12:30 pm
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