Current Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish will lead a free writing workshop at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Items in the museum’s artifact and art collection, along with exhibits, will be among the items of inspiration for “Writing from Historical Objects.”
Participants will write poetry and prose, with the encouragement of Mish in this two-hour workshop. Participants should bring paper and a writing utensil.
Mish is a scholar, poet, and prose writer. She is the 2017-18 Oklahoma State Poet Laureate and published author. Her most recent books are "What I Learned at the War," a poetry collection (West End Press, 2016) and "Oklahomeland: Essays" (Lamar University Press, 2015).
She is director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA at Oklahoma City University where she also serves as advisor to Red Earth Review and as a faculty mentor in writing pedagogy, professional writing and the craft of poetry. For more information about Mish, visit her website: www.tonguetiedwoman.com
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is a National Day of the Cowboy “Cowboy Keeper Award” winner, Oklahoma’s Outstanding Attraction (OTIA Redbud) and a True West Top Ten Western Museum. For information, call 580-252-6692, or visit www.facebook.com/onthechisholmtrail/events