Seeds: the Spirit of Women Writers

February 26, 2010

A featured event in the Women and Creativity series

6 p.m. March 11 at National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, Salon Ortega

Join us for an invigorating evening of readings from women writers featuring:

poet Kathleen Driskell, whose collection of poems, “Seed Across Snow,” was on the Poetry Foundation’s best seller list twice in 2009;

Lisa Lenard-Cook, author of “Dissonance” and “Coyote Morning,” as well as “The Mind of Your Story;”

Carolyn Flynn, award-winning literary fiction and creative nonfiction writer, as well as author of numerous books and editor of the Albuquerque Journal’s SAGE magazine; and

Roma Arellano, writer, artist and co-founder of the writing and art community blog, redRavine.com.

With intro and reading by Valerie Martinez, Santa Fe poet laureate and organizer of Women and Creativity.

Driskell is associate director of Spalding University’s MFA in creative writing program in Louisville, Kentucky, and Flynn is an MFA candidate in fiction and creative nonfiction at Spalding, which features a brief residency abroad. The program promotes the synergy between the arts as a way of invigorating one’s writing.

Arellano, a native New Mexican, creates art inspired by traditional Hispanic folk art, which will be available at the event. Her art is sold on etsy.com and featured frequently on redRavine.com.

The theme of the evening will be the interrelatedness of the arts — other forms of art as inspiration for writing. Lenard-Cook, for instance, used a lot of music images in “Dissonance” and finds inspiration for her novels in music.


SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: Spalding University MFA in creative writing program; redRavine.com.


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