2023 WRITER IN RESIDENCE KICKOFF EVENT: Coming to Common Ground
Wednesday | September 20, 2023 | 6pm-9pm MT
potluck and lecture
FREE PUBLIC EVENT - BRING A POTLUCK ITEM
Over the past three years, we have been divided from one another in so many ways: physical isolation, fear and illness, resources and scarcity, and worldview. Over the coming years, as we find ourselves in an increasingly unstable world and climate, we might be tempted to seek dividing lines out of anger and fear.
One of the brilliant things about writing as a discipline at this point in history is that we can employ our literary skills to acknowledge difference, but also to find common ground. One of the powerful things about working with the land, too, is that ultimately, everybody needs to eat, and that people from vastly different lifeways and experiences can find support and community through the cultivation and sharing of food.
This public lecture and potluck meal will draw together community from diverse backgrounds to share food and to hold space for a talk that links the growing and sharing of food for community resilience with the need to share our stories in divisive times. When times are hard, through our nourishment and our stories, one way forward might just be to lean into one another.