Piñata Moon Online Workshops

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.

Drawing each other during a class exercise

Piñata Moon at Tucson Festival of Books

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.

Writing Workshops as Artist in Residence

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.

Student writing exercise at the workshop

Won a Photo Contest at the Water Resources Research Center

Chris Yazzie Water Testing on Navajo Nation

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!