Nourishing Stories: Storytelling Workshop with Jane Wong

  • Art Making Activity
  • Workshop
  • February 19, 2022

    Above: Jane Wong. Photo by Helene Christensen.

    In “From Blossoms,” poet Li-Young Lee writes: “O, to take what we love inside, / to carry within us an orchard.” Through this storytelling and poetry workshop led by exhibiting artist and poet Jane Wong, we will dive into what nourishes us — our sensory food memories, our spaces of comfort and shared rituals. Hosted in the Richmond Art Gallery, participants will also view Jane Wong’s art installation in the NOURISH exhibition as a way to spark writing ideas.

    Limited capacity, registration required. Recommended for ages 16+

    About the Artist:

    Jane Wong is the author of How to Not Be Afraid of Everything from Alice James Books (2021) and Overpour from Action Books. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University.

    A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships and residencies from the U.S. Fulbright Program, Artist Trust, Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room, 4Culture, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf, Hedgebrook, Willapa Bay, the Jentel Foundation, SAFTA, Mineral School, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and others.

    The recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist award for Washington artists, her first solo art show “After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly” was exhibited at the Frye Art Museum in 2019.

    To Attend:

    This session will be hosted in-person at the Richmond Art Gallery and will be held in strict compliance with the province’s latest health orders.

    Registration is required due to limited capacity.

    All participants are required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination at the door in order to attend. 

    To prepare for your visit to the gallery, please review our current health protocols HERE.



    This program is supported by the #RichmondHasHeart program.


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