This workshop will explore the multilayered riches that memory offers to the writer, including events, dreams, images, conversations, speculations, and notions that seem to remain vivid even if they do not connect to external events. Through a series of questions and prompts, we will explore how memory can inform our writing, regardless of genre. Participants are welcome to bring a meaningful object or simply an idea to the workshop.
Tami Haaland is the author of three poetry collections, What Does Not Return, When We Wake in the Night, and Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award. Haaland’s poems have appeared in High Desert Journal, Consequence, Ascent, The Ecopoetry Anthology, and many other periodicals and anthologies. Her work has also been featured on The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. She has received an Artist Innovation Award from Montana Arts Council and a Governor’s Humanities Award from Humanities Montana. From 2013 to 2015 Haaland served as Montana Poet Laureate. She is a professor of English at Montana State University – Billings.