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Writing Ourselves Home

  • Friday, March 15, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Loving a place is a deeply sensory experience. In this free write, we’ll read a poem by Aimee Nezhukumatathil about what makes a place feel like home. Then, we’ll generate sensory details and put them together to write pieces about the places we love.

Mathangi Subramanian is an award winning writer and educator Her novel A People's History of Heaven was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, among others. Her middle grade book Dear Mrs. Naidu won the South Asia Book Award and her picture book A Butterfly Smile is in the Nobel Museum. Her shorter work has appeared in The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar,, The San Francisco Chronicle, Kweli Journal, and McSweeny's Internet Tendency, among others. She is a guest artist at Denver School of the Arts and a Fulbright-Nehru Senior scholar, and she holds a doctorate in communication and education from Columbia Teachers College. 

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