Hurston/Wright Foundation | Poetry, Prose and the Historical Imagination
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Poetry, Prose and the Historical Imagination:
A Seminar and Discussion of Craft with
Natasha Trethewey



In this interactive craft seminar Natasha Trethewey will discuss how “the muse of history” has affected and shaped her work as a writer of both poetry and prose. This informal talk and discussion of craft will focus on how we write about history and how we are changed by what we discover and imagine about it. Open to writers in all genres.


Ms. Trethewey is a former United States Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection, Native Guard. The author of several collections of poetry, Ms. Trethewey is currently writing a memoir. She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.



Sunday, May 31 from 10:00 – 1:00
On the campus of Howard University



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Natasha Trethewey