Community Write-In with D.A. Navoti
Join writers from across the country and around the world every Thursday evening and get your words flowing in community! Our best teachers rotate on a monthly basis to bring you a range of writing prompts and ideas. After a healthy dose of inspiration, you’ll get time to write and the opportunity to connect with other writers. Whether you want to journal, blog, start something new or get some fresh ideas for a work-in-progress, this hour will jumpstart your creativity.
D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a multidisciplinary storyteller, writer, and composer. His artistic work spans across three "landscapes"—written, musical, and visual—a hybrid form that explores what it means to be Indigenous in the 21st century. Navoti is a 2022 Artist Trust fellow and a 2022 Artist Support Program resident with Jack Straw Cultural Center. Previously, Navoti was a writer fellow with Jack Straw Cultural Center (2016) and Hugo House (2017). His literary work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. In 2021, Navoti was recognized as an Indigenous Stories of Strength awardee by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and a recipient of the Resiliency Fund from Potlatch Fund. Navoti was also awarded a 2020 Radical Imagination grant from NDN Collective, and he was a 2020 CityArtist from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Most recently, Navoti founded and curated We the Indigenous, a West Coast literary series, and he founded Wellness-ish-ness, a blog for creative hot messes. Learn more at www.danavoti.com