Marilyn Nelson has confirmed that she will join our faculty for the 2015 Writers’ Workshop Program. A three-time finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King honors, Nelson joins us for the first time in Key West, where she will also appear as a panelist at our 33rd annual Seminar, “How the Light Gets In.”
Nelson is a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut and the founder of Soul Mountain Retreat. Her all-levels workshop, “Giving Praise, Alabanza,” will explore formal mechanics and what Nelson calls “the feeling heart of the poetry of praise.”
Nelson joins a distinguished faculty offering 11 different workshops, each with its own focus and eligibility requirements. Limited availability remains for other workshop opportunities led by Paulette Alden, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield, Mary Morris, Susan Shreve, and Lee Smith.