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Workshop: Writing from Historical Objects

A free writing workshop, “Writing from Historical Objects” with Oklahoma Poet Laureate, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, will be Oct. 21, 2018.

Workshop participants will write poetry and prose inspired by items in the museum’s collection. Participants should bring paper and a writing utensil. This event will be 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, photo by John Jernigan; courtesy of Mish.

Mish is a scholar, poet, and prose writer. She is the 2017-18 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate. Her most recent books are “What I Learned at the War,” a poetry collection (West End Press, 2016) and “Oklahomeland: Essays” (Lamar University Press, 2015).

Dr. Mish is director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA @ Oklahoma City University where she also serves as advisor to Red Earth Review and as a faculty mentor in writing pedagogy, professional writing, and the craft of poetry.

This workshop will be helpful for those who want to participate in the upcoming cowboy poetry contest that we are having Friday, Nov. 16, prior to the fourth annual Chisholm Trail Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
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