Be a part of a creative collaboration

Friday, May 9, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – Lend your voice and become part of a creative collaboration through written word! Poet and South Dakota State University professor Christine Stewart-Nunez will lead a free writing workshop Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Main Street Square.

The workshop is hosted by the Passage of Wind and Water Arts Collaborative, a cross-artistic effort that includes dance, film, poetry and music inspired by the 21-piece granite sculpture at Main Street Square.

Stewart will guide writers of all abilities through hands-on writing activities inspired by The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water. Writers may submit their work to Stewart-Nunez, who will choose words and phrases and piece them together to create a choral poem that will be presented at Echoing Passages, a performance of the collaborative on June 20 at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.

Stewart-Nunez will also read her work at the Rapid City Public Library at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. She is the author of five volumes of poetry. Her poems and book reviews have appeared in a variety of magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Calyx, Arts & Letters, and North American Review. Her piece "An Archeology of Secrets" was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2012. She lives in Brookings, SD, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at South Dakota State University. For more information, contact Sara Oliver at 605-716-7979 or

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