Led by Poet, Essayist and Teaching Artist, Jourdan Imani Keith
Free to public.
The world of orchids occupies both the fantastic and the real. They evoke stories through their names and their shapes—a ghost growing in air, a monkey staring back. Even more fantastic is the supernatural world created by glass. Ms. Moore’s work gives permission to the impossible.
Through a two-hour workshop, participants will discover the impossible through explorative writing journeys to vistas where “how and why” stories frolic along with fables and poems. Building on our walk through the Glass Orchidarium created by Debora Moore, images of living orchids, observations and reflections gathered from watching creation occur through glass and the natural world, we will use prompts to generate writing across genres. We will stay focused on short forms to be enjoyed by all. No previous writing experience is required.
Jourdan Keith Bio
Jourdan I. Keith’s poetry and catalog essay are featured in the Glass Orchidarium exhibit at NAAM in celebration of Debora Moore’s work now showing through November 8, 2015. Two of her essays were selected for the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 Anthology ( Houghton Mifflin). She is the founder and director of Urban Wilderness Project.