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The Ambidextrous Scribe: A Seminar/Workshop with Destiny O. Birdsong

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The Ambidextrous Scribe: A Seminar/Workshop with Destiny O. Birdsong

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Sep 11, 10:00 AM
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The Ambidextrous Scribe: A Craft Seminar for Multi-Genre Writers

What happens when you're a writer who wants to say a thing in multiple ways, or one who finds that certain subjects--at least for you--work best in certain genres? In this seminar, we'll discuss what it means to write broadly across a range of topics and forms, and gather some clues about knowing where your sweet spot(s) are.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a Louisiana-born poet, essayist, and fiction writer who lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has either appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Catapult, The BreakBeat Poets Presents: Black Girl Magic, and elsewhere. Her critical work recently appeared in African American Review and The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature. Destiny has won the Academy of American Poets Prize, Naugatuck River Review’s 2016 Poetry Contest, Meridian’s 2017 “Borders” Contest in Poetry, and the Richard G. Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review (2019). She has received support from Cave Canem, Callaloo, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Pink Door, MacDowell, The Ragdale Foundation, and Tin House, where she was a 2018 Summer Workshop Scholar. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published by Tin House Books in October 2020, and was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Voelcker Award for [a] Poetry Collection. Her debut novel is  forthcoming from Grand Central in February 2022.

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