In this supportive poetry workshop, learn how poetry can be used as a tool for healing through the use of language, symbols, moments, and visions. Poems by Native American writers and writers of color will be shared to examine our contemporary struggles, wounds and ways of connecting with the wholeness of ourself and others. Writing prompts will be offered as well as time for voluntary sharing of poems. Led by Sun Yung Shin. Collaborator: More Than a Single Story. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Instructor Bio: Sun Yung Shin is the author of three books of poetry, including the Minnesota Book Award-winner Unbearable Splendor; the editor/co-editor of two anthologies including A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and the author/co-author of two books for children. With fellow Korean immigrant poet Su Hwang, she co-directs Poetry Asylum. She is a full-time artist, cultural worker, and educator, and lives in Minneapolis with her family; her forthcoming books include What We Hunger For: Refugee & Immigrant Writers on Food & Family, and Where We Come From, a children’s book co-authored with John Coy, Shannon Gibney, and Diane Wilson. She is a biodynamic craniosacral therapist and Reiki Level III practitioner at United Bodyworkers & Artists Studio in St. Paul www.unitedbodyworkersandartists.com. More at www.sunyungshin.com.