The Work of Words in Troubled Times

Monday, March 27, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 pm

In times of heightened fear of those we name as “other,” words can serve to deepen the divisions between us or to bridge them with connection and understanding. Naomi Shihab Nye’s poetry and stories often serve as bridges. Whether you’re a reader or writer or both, join her for an afternoon’s conversation on the role of literature and poetry and the writer’s call: to bear witness to the troubled times we live in and to awaken the imagination and open-heartedness needed to turn us toward hope, justice and new possibilities. 


This event is part of The Poetic Coversation of Being Human: A Week with Naomi Shihab Nye.

Learn more about other events during this week with Naomi


Kabeya MediaNaomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes, including poetry, essays, short stories, novels for young readers, and picture books. The Turtle of Oman, her novel for children, was named Best Book of 2014 by The Horn Book, a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library.



WHEN: Monday, March 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

WHERE: Wisdom Ways, 1890 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, 55105

COST: $20.00

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