Soaking in the Soil, the Use of Landscape in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction

WNMU Assistant Professor of English Composition Heather Frankland

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Date(s) - 10/29/2022
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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UU Church of Silver City
3845 N Swan St. - Silver City , NM

Heather D. Frankland will give a two-hour talk and workshop as part of the Southwest Word Fiesta’s series The Write Stuff, which is intended to help writers elevate the professionalism of their work. She will present “Soaking in the Soil, the Use of Landscape in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction” on October 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City.

By using selected readings as inspiration, she and participants will look at how to effectively incorporate landscape into one’s poetry and creative nonfiction. The workshop and prompts will focus on exploring one’s connection to natural, rural, and/or urban areas. It will also look at how to use place as plot, reflection, and general inspiration.

Heather D. Frankland lives in Silver City, NM and teaches English Composition at Western New Mexico University. She is a reader for Mimbres Press of WNMU and a steering committee member of the Southwest Word Fiesta. Published in Sweet Lit, Desert Exposure, Flying Island Journal, Sin Fronteras Press, and others, her creative nonfiction essays have been finalists in Desert Exposure’s Annual Writing Contest and in Slippery Elm Literary Journal’s Prose Contest. Her poem, “Two Dollar Mangos,” was recently a semi-finalist for the Jane Underwood Poetry Prize of The Writing Salon. She is also really happy to be a new member of the River Poets group of Silver City.

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