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Nature Storytelling Workshop *not a longhouse event*

  • Duwamish Hill Preserve 3800 South 115th Street Tukwila, WA, 98168 United States (map)

Join guest artists by the river for interactive workshops that examine some of the many ways that nature shows up in writing and storytelling. Whether you’re a songwriter, poet, storyteller, reader, or just plain word nerd, these sessions will inspire you and give you tools to think about nature and weave it into your writing.

Participants ages 12 and up of all abilities and levels of experience are welcome!
(the 12+ age requirement is not a hard and fast rule. Feel free to bring your child if you feel that they can meaningfully engage with the content)

Sunday, July 7, 4:30-6 pm

NATURAL FORCES: PAUL CHIYOKTEN WAGNER (Saanich First Nations)
Duwamish Hill Preserve (3800 S 115th St)

Coast Salish storyteller and water rights activist Paul Chiyokten Wagner’s workshop will reflect on how Indigenous people connect to nature through story and the role of storytelling in activism. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1040551952817371

 

Sunday, July 21, 4-6 pm

IN THE FLOW: BLACK STAX
Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Ave S)

Multitalented performance group Black Stax honors the legacy of Black music and storytelling. Jace and Felicia will talk about the use of nature metaphor in hip hop, and encourage participants to express themselves in their own words and voices.

https://www.facebook.com/events/670937180033152/


Sunday, August 11, 4-6 pm
ECHO: KATHLEEN FLENNIKEN
Tukwila Community Center (12424 42nd Ave S)
Flenniken, the 2012 Washington Poet Laureate and author of Plume about the Columbia River and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, will focus on the intersection of poetry, science, and documentary, and our relationship with damaged natural places.

https://www.facebook.com/events/433143603932061/

 

Presented by the City of Tukwila and 4Culture

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