Take a deep breath and travel in time all while never leaving your chair with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs. Get tickets here.
Workshop Description: “Time isn’t the main thing,” said Miles Davis. “It’s the only thing.” It’s our most precious resource—while everyone can use it, no one can keep it, and though we try to control it, we all move into the future exactly the same way, at the unceasing rate of sixty minutes each hour. So, how then to even begin to express the wild intricacies and intersections of the past, present, and future? How might you put on the page something so elusive and ever-changing? In this generative workshop, we’ll take a deep breath and dive together into time, exploring how the deepening of attention can allow us to journey to places and years long gone and yet to come—traveling in time, all while never leaving your chair.
About Jessica Jacobs: Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen and Goldie Awards, and Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, winner of the New Mexico Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock-climbing instructor, bartender, server, and professor, and now serves as Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire (Spruce Books/PenguinRandomHouse). Her collection of poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis will be out from Four Way Books in 2024.
About Nickole Brown: Nickole Brown is the author of Sister and Fanny Says. Currently, she lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she periodically volunteers at several animal sanctuaries. Since 2016, she’s been writing about these animals, resisting the kind of pastorals that made her (and many of the working-class folks that raised her) feel shut out of nature and the writing about it. To Those Who Were Our First Gods, a chapbook of these first poems, won the 2018 Rattle Prize, and her essay-in-poems, The Donkey Elegies, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2020. In 2021, Spruce Books of Penguin Random House published Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire, a book she co-authored with her wife Jessica Jacobs, and they regularly teach generative writing sessions together as part of their SunJune Literary Collaborative. Every summer, she teaches at the low-residency MFA at the Sewanee School of Letters.