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Renewal Day for Educators with Naomi Shihab Nye

Date: 9:00am - 3:00pm PST February 21, 2018 Location: McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium

McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium

Once again, when days are short and often gray, the Oregon Writing Project calls you to make room in your life for a writing retreat. Take a day for yourself, away from a busy life, to put words on a page, to begin fragments that turn into the joy of writing you have missed doing.

“[Naomi] is a champion of the literature of encouragement and heart. Reading her work enhances life.” - William Stafford

The Oregon Writiing Project invites you to our annual full-day writing workshop featuring poet and author, Naomi Shihab Nye, a writer whose work we have often shared in our classrooms. Come reconnect with your OWP community in a celebration of what brought us to this work in the beginning — a love of words.


Details & Registration

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018,  9 a.m - 3 p.m. (coffee & tea at 8:30 a.m.)
Fee: Early bird fee of $25 includes morning beverage and lunch — please, mailed or faxed by Tuesday, Feb. 13; thereafter, $30 by phone or at the door if places remain.

***Registration for this event is currently full***

Questions? Contact Pam Hooten, OWP Program Asst: 503-768-6132, or


About Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops, inspiring learners of all ages. “Poetry calls us to pause,” Nye says. “There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on its own.”

Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas,and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.


  • The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.