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Sharing our Stories of Kinship

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Darren Parry, former Chairman of the Northwest Band and the Shoshone Nation, and lake-facing poet Nan Seymour will guide a friendly practice of finding, cultivating, and sharing our stories of kinship with the beyond human world. Have you have ever fallen in love with a river, befriended a tree, or felt a kinship with a wild animal or bird? All forms of life have a spirit. Even the rocks are singing. We’ll spend some time together remembering what we came into this world knowing. We’ll employ generative writing practice (River Writing) to help us find our stories. With support from our community agreements, we’ll practice listening to each other in gratitude, without critique or praise. Sunday, March 10th, 1:00-4:00pm Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center media room. (State park fee of $15 applies) Limited to 16 participants. (Age 16+) No expertise required, just a little courage. Everyone has stories to tell! Come curious. Tuition $40 with sliding scale available. All tuition will be donated to the restoration project at Boa Ogai. Darren is also the author of The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History. Highly recommended reading for those interested in regional history and the power storytelling overall. This program is part of River Writing’s Witnessing the Watershed series, supported by Utah Humanities.