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How to Snag a Story (or Poem) with Heid Erdrich

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This Spring, PEN America is proud to partner with the 2019 Tulsa LitFest in bringing together diverse literary artists and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community. 

Where does inspiration come from? How does an idea make it to the page? Is there such thing as writer’s block? Sometimes writing requires a little courting. We will do an exercise and talk about a few tricks to get original thoughts and images on the page before they run off. Heid will talk about imagination, dream, memory, and collaboration in her poems, films, and stories.

Tulsa LitFest workshops are free and open to the public. Designed to provide exceptional content, LitFest workshops provide an intimate learning and sharing opportunity for writers. Workshop capacity is 20 with a required pre-registration. If your desired workshop is full, message cpwtulsa@okstate.edu to be placed on the waiting list.


Heid E. Erdrich, Ojibwe citizen enrolled at Turtle Mountain, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media. Her landmark 2018 anthology, New Poets of Native Nations, collects poems by 21 Indigenous writers whose first books were published after 2000.