Bahala na! Writing the Wild Edges

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1-4 pm

A Craft Talk and Workshop with Amanda Ngoho Reavey


Fee: $40/$35 members. Includes a signed copy of Marilyn
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online or by phone 414-446-8794.

Amanda Ngoho Reavey will give a craft talk on how plant spirit communication influenced her writing process and produced her book, Marilyn, the winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry from the Association for Asian American Studies.

Then, drawing from her exploration and reconnection with Indigenous Filipino practices, she will facilitate an experiential writing workshop in which participants embody malinao na isip (clear thoughts) and reconnect with anitos (ancestors and nature spirits) in the garden. Come ready to ask questions and write poetry or prose through the simplicity of presence, breath, and touch.

Participants should bring a notebook (please no laptops), a pen, and a small, personally meaningful object. No previous writing experience necessary.

About Amanda Ngoho Reavey

Amanda Ngoho Reavey is a Philippine-born, Wisconsin-raised poet interested in ancestral stories and plant spirit communication. Her work has been published in Anthropoid, Construction Literary Magazine, TRUCK, and Evening Will Come, among others. She is the author of Marilyn (The Operating System), and is the Founder of Tea & Tattered Pages, a small press publisher and apothecary envisioned as a conversation between poets, artists, scientists and philosophers. She holds an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. For more information:

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