Norman workshop will center on writing, creativity

Oklahoma's poet laureate, Nathan Brown, and James Nave, a New York-based poet, will lead a writers' workshop Feb. 23-24 in Norman.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm •  Published: February 13, 2013
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The Performing Arts Studio will sponsor a writers' workshop Feb. 23-24 at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave.

“The Imaginative Storm: Writing and Creativity Workshop” will be led by Nathan Brown, Oklahoma's poet laureate, and James Nave, New York-based poet, performer and creativity facilitator.

The workshops will meet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Daily enrollments are $45, and a one-time registration for both days is $75.

Brown and Nave will alternate teaching sessions each day. Brown will teach “Inviting the Writer In” and “Listing Side to Side, Top to Bottom.” Nave's sessions will be “From the Imaginative Storm to the Creative Form” and “Start and Finish the Artist's Way on Your Own.”

The event will close with a free, public concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the depot featuring music and poetry.

Nave has more than 20 years of experience teaching workshops on writing and creativity. He is the owner of The Imaginative Storm Writing and Creativity Salon in Taos, N.M., and was one of the pioneers of the Spoken Word poetry movement.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call 307-9320.