Haiku Travel Blog
It was fantastic to work with Upward Bound high school students. The four day learner-centered workshop focused on writing exercises based on the book:
Day 1: Telling stories about our background
Day 2: Telling stories about loss
Day 3: Telling stories about challenges
Day 4: Telling stories about ourselves
Reflecting on our backgrounds, loss, and challenges forms the structure for developing personal statements.
Thank you to the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona for providing the Pivot Grant which allowed me to purchase copies of Piñata Moon from Antigone books. The Pivot Grant allows artists to explore new ways to connect with the community digitally during COVID-19.
Please contact me about bringing this workshop to your school or community.
Thrilled to learn that Piñata Moon won the Paterson Prize for Young People 2020 in the grades 7-12 category. It was refreshing to have some positive news amidst the challenging news of recent weeks. With COVID-19, I’m eager to find digital ways to offer workshops and connect with readers.
Check out the books from the winners in the younger grade categories:
I’ll be at the Indie Pavilion on Sunday from 12:15-2:15. Come by and say hi.
Last I heard, the Tucson Festival of Books hasn’t been cancelled.
Here are a few other places you can find the book.
I love doing writing workshops and I had a great time at Tanque Verde High School presenting Piñata Moon! I lead writing workshops as the artist in residence at Environmental Education Exchange: https://www.eeexchange.org/staff-overview-1
Special thanks to Carol Weiss for her support and encouragement of this residency!
Email me if you’re interested in a hands-on writing workshop based on the book.
Thrilled for the book to have won the Poetry Book prize. Thank you to everyone who has read the book and shared it with others.
Very excited to have won for the People Category at the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) annual photography competition. This is a photo of Chris Yazzie water testing at a windmill we stopped at on Navajo Nation. The work that Chris is doing about water quality and cleaning water on Navajo Nation is very inspiring. Thank you, Chris, for letting me document your important work. The announcement and other photos can be seen here: https://wrrc.arizona.edu/news/photo-contest-winners-announced
If you are in Tucson there will be a Chocolate Fest 2020 at the WRRC on February 13th at 3:30. They’ll be showing the 2020 photos and they’ll be plenty of chocolate to eat. Hope to see you there!
Program Development and Writing
From Tucson, Arizona. Looking to develop educational programs and writing projects.