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Writing With Our Ancestors

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 10, 2023


June 5, 12, 26, July 10, 2023
12:00–1:30 p.m. EST

To write is to participate in the oldest human conversation of all time. As we join this conversation, we are met with the echoes of many ancestors. In this immersion, we’ll develop a practice of writing with our ancestors. How can we learn from them, listen to them, speak back to them, and invite them into our process? These ancestors might be spiritual or familial, chosen or assigned, literary or political. This will be a generative workshop, including guided time for writing and sharing new work as well as reading and discussing contemporary poetry and biblical and rabbinic texts.

headshot of monica gomeryMónica Gomery is a rabbi and poet. Her work explores queerness, diaspora, ancestry, theology, and cultivating courageous hearts. Her second poetry collection, Might Kindred, won the 2021 Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize and is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press, fall 2022. She is the author of the poetry collection Here is the Night and the Night on the Road and the chapbook Of Darkness and Tumbling. Mónica serves as a rabbi at Kol Tzedek Synagogue and on the faculty of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva and is also a co-founder of Let My People Sing!


All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.


June 12
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Mónica Gomery

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