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Accessing Hinduism in Your Writing

All Levels | Hinduism is more a way of being, a set of practices, an ethos, and a mythology than a religion. In this workshop, we’ll walk through some of Hinduism’s seminal concepts, as well as excerpts from key texts. We’ll discuss how those concepts might be applied to a writing practice and do deep reads of poems in which South Asian writers in America have created their own interpretations of the Hindu cosmology. Throughout, we’ll put these concepts into practice by writing.

Instructor: Shankar Narayan

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2018

Start Date: 04/09/2018

No Class On: 5/7/2018

End Date: 05/21/2018

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Shankar Narayan

Shankar Narayan explores identity, power, mythology, and technology in a world where the body is flung across borders yet possesses unrivaled power to transcend them. Shankar is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Fellow at Kundiman and at Hugo House, and winner of prizes from Flyway and Paper Nautilus. Shankar draws strength from his global upbringing and from his work as a civil rights attorney for the ACLU. His work has appeared in Jaggery, Panoply, Crab Creek Review, Raven Chronicles, The Litfuse Anthology, WA 129 (a collection of Washington state poems curated by Poet Laureate Tod Marshall), and many other publications. Shankar is a recent 4Culture grant recipient for Claiming Space, a project to lift the voices of writers of color. In Seattle, he awakens to the wonders of Cascadia every day, but his heart yearns east to his other hometown, Delhi.

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