Manzanita Writers' Series Presents

Writing Workshop with Daniela Naomi Molnar 
August 25  | 11:00am-2:00pm
Tuition $100
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Writing workshop with Daniela Naomi Molnar 

“the things themselves”

“The most sensuous poets are the ones I trust the most,” says the poet Jorie Graham, citing the way that a word like “justice” can mean a thousand things to a thousand people while a word like “salt” has a much smaller range of possible associations. This workshop will focus our attention on the world of the senses and how writing from our senses can sharpen, heighten, and expand our poetry and our relationship with the world, offering a more empathetic and deeper engagement with each other and with the living earth. The title of this workshop is a line from a Lucille Clifton poem. We’ll use this poem and a range of others as lenses to consider the ways our cultural and ecological moment is an invitation to widened wonder and love. This workshop is open to everyone. No prior experience with writing or reading poetry is needed or expected. We will talk, read, and write together. You’ll receive a bounty of readings and prompts to inspire your writing in the workshop and beyond.

Participants should bring:
writing materials
a “thing” that is dear to you — define “thing” as you see fit

Daniela Naomi Molnar is a poet, artist and writer who creates with color, water, language, and place. Her book CHORUS won the 2024 Oregon Book Award for Poetry and was selected by Kazim Ali as the winner of Omnidawn Press’ 1st/2nd Book Award. Her work is the subject of a front-page feature in the Los Angeles Times, a PBS Oregon Art Beat profile, and a feature in Poetry Daily. Her next books include: PROTOCOLS (Ayin Press, 2025) and Light / Remains (Bored Wolves Press, 2026). Her work will also be included in the forthcoming Volume 2 of The Ecopoetry Anthology. She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and helped start and run the backcountry artist residency Signal Fire.

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  •  August 25, 2024
     11:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 25 -Writing Workshop


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.