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All Levels | This is a FREE event for new & emerging Indigenous* writers in any literary form, including poets and prose writers, and in any genre.
Want to be a writer? Attendees will learn literary essentials, such as strengthening the writing routine, networking with other talent, building an author brand, and applying to fellowships, grants, and residencies. Attendees will set goals through interactive prompts, identify barriers to their craft, and problem-solve to break through. No writing experience is required, only an urgency to elevate your literary talent.
*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.
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.