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The Poet’s Gift: Poet Nancy Cook
November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The ability to write creatively – even the desire to write – is a gift. What do we understand about this gift? How do we feel about it? What do we do about it? These questions will be a subtext to a discussion about our work, our choices, and our place in our world. We’ll get inspiration from a poet or two and embark on a writing journey with a challenging new form.
To ensure safety, all attendees are expected to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test in the previous 72 hours. All attendees are asked to wear masks.
Nancy Cook is a writer, teaching artist, and completely recovered lawyer. She serves as flash fiction editor for Kallisto Gaia Press and also runs “The Witness Project,” a program of free community writing workshops in Minneapolis 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, Minneapolis Parks & Rec Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Springboard for the Arts, the Mayo Clinic, and Integrity Arts and Culture.
She is particularly interested in exploring the intersections of geography, history, and cultural heritage in her work.