Writing Workshop and Reading with Olivia Romo
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Community Reading
Please join Olivia Romo for an ekphrastic poetry workshop and community reading that will breathe new life and interpretations into the works of art at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This workshop will guide writers on their own journey of home, exploring the joyful, sorrowful, and painful histories of past and present New Mexico. We will approach the page like a canvas and reimagine our unique histories and personal stories by interpreting works of visual art. Through experimental usage of form, this workshop will assist writers in developing their craft.
After the workshop, a community reading will be held to provide a brave space for participants to explore how the visual arts impact them in maintaining and reclaiming New Mexico as home.
Free Community Event, generously supported by AARP Albuquerque. Boxed lunches will be provided. This event is part of the NHCC’s Siempre Creativo program.
About the author: Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet, and water rights activist from Taos. She earned her duel Bachelor’s degrees in English and Chicano/a Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2015. Olivia is also a recognized spoken word artist and storyteller. In 2011, she was titled the New Mexico State Slam Poetry Champion. She was also nominated as a “Remarkable Woman of Taos” and “A Woman to Watch” for the 2013 community-wide celebration honoring outstanding Taoseñas.