Sacred Journeys: A Mobile Poetry Workshop with Jaclyn Roessel
Saturday, April 8th
9:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Arizona Humanities (first and last stop)
1242 N. Central Avenue – Phoenix, AZ 85004
Community Workshop and Performance along the Valley Metro Light Rail
Enjoy coffee and pastries at Arizona Humanities at 9:30am. Program leaves from the McDowell light rail station at 10:00am.
You are invited to journey across the urban desert landscape with Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo. This poetry workshop will focus on the omnipresence of sacredness in our everyday environments. Participants will travel by the Valley Metro light rail to places in Phoenix and embark in several writing exercises. The goal of this session is to explore the intersection of engagement in our community and mindful approaches to our craft.
The session will begin at the Ellis-Shackelford house, home to Arizona Humanities, stop at Civic Space Park, Pueblo Grande Museum and “A” Mountain in Tempe. The day will culminate with light refreshments and an open mic session back at Arizona Humanities in Phoenix.
The program is free but participants are responsible for the $4 light rail fee.
ABOUT JACLYN ROESSEL
Jaclyn Roessel was born and raised on the Navajo Nation, between the communities of Kayenta, Round Rock and Lukachukai, Arizona. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master in Public Administration from Arizona State University. She was the inaugural recipient of the Arizona Humanities Rising Star Award in 2013, which is given to young professionals whose work elevates the importance of humanities in the community. She’s been named one of Phoenix 100 Creatives You Should Know. Her writing is inspired from her identity and experience as an asdzaan Diné/ Navajo woman. She is founder of Grownup Navajo. Grownup Navajo is dedicated to exploring Navajo culture through a modern lens. GN incites community action through creative movement, art, & poetry in connection with Navajo cultural teachings and language.