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The Knowing Was Always Right

Dates: April 22, 2021

Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual Academy Of Lifelong Learning Classes

Member Fee: $0.00

“In the end, we must each tend to our own gulfs of sadness,” Joy Harjo writes in her inspiring, poetic, and deeply emotional memoir, Crazy Brave. Others can assist us, but we must find the path to self-knowledge ourselves, with art, poetry, memoir, music, and nature as our guides. In this discussion/workshop, we will look at the way Harjo weaves dreams, poems, and visions from her American Indian past into a narrative that reveals both the incredible sadness and the powerful beauty of her life. After discussing what makes Harjo’s poetry as well as her memoir so remarkable, participants will free-write on a childhood memory and then will experiment with adding poetry, dreams, song lyrics, etc. in order to enrich their memoir. Sponsored by Coles County Arts Council. Virtual link will be available on the Academy webpage:


Register by 04/21/2021
Fee: $0.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Member Fee$ 0.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Non-member$ 0.00

Virtual Academy Of Lifelong Learning Classes

Virtual Link for event will be available on our webpage:

If you have questions or desire more information please contact Marita Metzke at 217-581-5114

Marita Metzke

Daiva Markelis

Charlotte England


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