NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING:
TRANSPARENT WINDOWS WORKSHOP
A workshop with the title 'Constructing Native Places: Post-Colonial Environmental Indigenity and Native American Storytelling in Memoir' will be offered on Wednesday December 18th, 2019, by Shilo Virginia Previti as part of the student exchange program between Stockton University, U.S., and AUTh.
This workshop is going to take place in Room 112 (Old Philosophy Building, AUTh) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the workshop: English
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So if you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: email@example.com
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club and Creative Workshop Series 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click here.
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This workshop will feature brief selections of poetry and fiction from several Native American writers, such as Mexican-Pueblo-American Leslie Marmon Silko's novel, Ceremony, which features Navajo and Laguna Americans in the wake of WWII dealing with PTSD and Native/American identity conflict; Navajo-American 2013 Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso's English and Dine-language poetry collection Blue Horses Rush In; Anishinabekwe writer Robin Wall Kimmerer's book Braiding Sweetgrass, which discusses contemporary ecological knowledge and composite indigenous teachings about the environment. The first part of the workshop will focus on discussion of the critical issues and themes prevalent in the canon, and the second part will focus on analysis of the rhetorical strategies these writers use across genres to communicate emotionally-heavy and well-researched ideas about those canonical themes: indigenous culture and identity, mass violence and migration, and the relationship between the environment and humans. From a prompt that asks them to use the rhetorical strategies discussed to write a testimony about an environment to which they are indigenous, students will have the opportunity to begin working on their own piece, generating critical thinking about the nature of indigeneity, in terms of ecology and culture.
Shilo Virginia Previti is currently employed as a Stockton University writing and critical thinking tutor. She has led creative writing workshops for Murphy Writing, taught English in New Jersey prisons, and volunteered with the Ramapo Nation of New Jersey to coordinate community cultural awareness events on their reservation. She graduated with a B.A. in Literature and minors in writing, philosophy, and Latin from Stockton University in December 2019, and hopes to focus on Indigenous Studies and English Literature in graduate school.