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Our First Gods: Finding the Father Through Personal Writing with Joe Wilkins

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Our First Gods:  A Scablands Lit Workshop
Friday, July 8 // 6-8 PM

Too often unapproachable, unassailable, absent, our fathers are our first gods. How have we known them? How might we know them now? How deep is our ache that we didn¹t know them more fully, in other, deeper ways? And are we ready, if we are to know them, for our fathers to fall from their thrones and become not gods (or devils) but the human beings they are? In this generative lesson participants will think, discuss, and write about their own fathers in the hopes that all will leave with the beginnings of a personal essay. Participants are asked to bring a pen and paper or a laptop computer for in-session writing. $30. Register online.

Poet & essayist Joe Wilkins is an award-winning author of the new collection, When We Were Birds, and the memoir, The Mountains and the Fathers, among other titles.