literature & poetry

Laura Tohe Poetry Masterclass

Part of Poetry International

In a workshop with the current Navajo Nation Poet Laureate, write poetry using images that connect to urgent environmental and political issues.

How do you convey through poetry the urgency of the issues that confront us and how does it affect you?

Write a poem using images that speak for themselves and open them up to poetic interpretations on environmental and political issues in a workshop with Laura Tohe, Diné of the Sleepy Rock People clan, librettist and award-winning poet.

In the Navajo/Diné worldview everything is in motion, including the language that is verb-based and imagistic.

Tohe’s books include No Parole Today, Making Friends with Water and Code Talker Stories.

The poet has also written essays, stories and a children’s play, The Story of Me. Her works have appeared in the US, Canada and Europe with French, Dutch and Italian translations.

Her commissioned librettos are Enemy Slayer, A Navajo Oratorio, for the Phoenix Symphony, and Nahasdzáán in the Glittering World for Opera de Rouen.

Tohe is the recipient of the American Indian Festival of Words Writers Award and the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund Award.

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Royal Festival Hall
Sunley Pavilion, Level 3


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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For ages 16+

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