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Bahala na! Writing the Wild Edges

  • Lynden Sculpture Garden 2145 West Brown Deer Road Milwaukee, WI 53217 United States (map)

A Craft Talk & Workshop with Amanda Ngoho Reavey

Cost: $40 / $35 for Lynden Sculpture Garden Members (includes a signed copy of MARILYN)


Amanda Ngoho Reavey will give a craft talk on how plant spirit communication influenced her writing process and produced her book, Marilyn, the winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies.

Then, drawing from her exploration of and reconnection with Indigenous Filipino practices, she will facilitate an experiential writing workshop in which participants embody malinao na isip (clear thoughts) and reconnect with anitos (ancestors and nature spirits) in the garden. Come ready to ask questions and write poetry or prose through the simplicity of presence, breath and touch.

Participants should bring a notebook (please no laptops), a pen, and a small, personally meaningful object. No previous writing experience necessary.

All participants will receive a signed copy of MARILYN.