NEA Big Read: Poetry Workshop with Christy NaMee Eriksen
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Juneau Public Library and 49 Writers for our final NEA Big Read event this year: a free two-hour poetry workshop led by talented local writer and artist Christy NaMee Eriksen!
Thursday, July 21st | 6-8PM
Mendenhall Valley Library
Christy NaMee Eriksen is a multidisciplinary poet, teaching artist, and organizer living on Lingít Aaní, Juneau, Alaska.
Described as a “tender powerhouse,” NaMee blends personal narrative, poetry, and the politics of identity. She/her work has appeared in such places as The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, The Roundhouse in London, Literary Hub, Freeman’s: Change (Grove Atlantic), and Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press). She has received awards for both art and activism, including three Rasmuson Foundation awards, an Alaska Literary Award, the Equilibrium Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship, and the Carla Tipone Award for Activism. She is a WESTAF Leader of Color, a 2020 Kundiman Fellow, and a Pushcart Prize nominee.
NaMee owns and curates a post office/gift shop/gathering space rooted in connection called Kindred Post, located in the heart of downtown Juneau. As a teaching artist, she leads poetry workshops and facilitates conversations for all kinds of topics and for all kinds of groups. NaMee holds a BA in Social Justice (concentration in Racial Justice) and a Certificate in Conflict Studies from Hamline University. She is passionate about the power of art to tell our stories, bring people together, and activate positive social change.
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NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.