Anna Adami Published in Plates
by Writing Workshops Staff
A year ago
Workshop alum Anna Adami was recently published in plates and you can read her piece, "remnants", here. We're excited for you, Anna, and thrilled to read more of your work!
Find out more about Anna and her work below:
Describe your work (influences, interests, etc.) and what you're working on now.
I'm working on a book of personal essays about waterways. Initially, this project was inspired by my time as a kayak guide. Throughout research and writing, however, the subject of Water has become layered with political, spiritual, historical, personal, and environmental magnitude. I am grateful to the writers who have traversed these intersections before me. To Robin Wall Kimmerer and Wendell Berry especially.
What are your short term (1 year) and long term writing goals (5 years from now)?
My goal 1 year, 5 years, and forever from now is to enrich my life and soul with the practice of writing. For me, the practice is primary - the product is secondary. My hope is that in sharing my work, I meet others in that same place of enrichment. That we may, together, be deepened and informed by the exchange of words.
What class(es) did you take/are you taking with Writing Workshops?
I took Writing About Pop Culture with Lisa Levy and In Bloom with Dana De Greff.
What did you enjoy most about your class(es) with Writing Workshops?
Dana's In Bloom class was especially important in inspiring my current project. She created an environment of curiosity and wonder that opened our group up to connecting with each other and the planet. Her reading selection, prompts, and class structure were thoughtful and safe. The class was a generative space for writers at all different points of their journeys.
BIO: Anna Adami is a writer and yoga teacher committed to creating a compassionate and ecologically vibrant world. She lives in the Cross Timbers and Prairies ecoregion of North Texas. Anna holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been published at Hobart Literary Journal, Plates Journal, Glasstire, Open Minds Quarterly, Yoga Journal, and more. Visit her website here.