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This is a free event for Indigenous* writers in any literary form, including poets and prose writers, and in any genre.
This course introduces business writing concepts to strengthen applications for fellowships, grants, and residencies. Core objectives include deciphering and mapping out an application, using data to communicate urgency, handling rejection, and constructing an effective resume, bio, and artist statement. This is not a craft class but a business writing course. And business communication, like anything else, can be improved with practice, so weekly assignments and feedback are expected.
*Indigenous includes a wide spectrum of individuals, such as those native to North and South America, island nations, and/or from homelands impacted by colonialism.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 3 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Online, Poetry, The Writing Life
Start Date: 01/23/2021
End Date: 02/06/2021
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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D.A. Navoti (he/him/his) created Wellness-ish-ness, a blog for creative hot messes because he's a hell of a hot mess. Navoti also writes creative nonfiction and poetic prose. His work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere.
He's a CityArtist 2020 recipient from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and a former fellow at Hugo House & Jack Straw Cultural Center. He received residencies from The Seventh Wave & Gullkistan: Center for Creativity, and holds an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Arizona State. He's also co-founder of Fight For Our Lives, a performance series advocating for communities targeted by divisive politics.
He grew up in Phoenix, AZ, and is a member of the Gila River Indian Community, a descendant of O'otham (Salt & Gila Rivers), Hopi, Zuni, and Yavapai-Apache tribes. Born Daniel Napelee Jr., D.A. are initials to honor his late father, and 'Navoti' honors his Hopi mother. D.A. lives and writes in Seattle, WA.