Gold Country Writers: Indigo Moor “Writing to History and Culture: Using the Tools of the Present to Illuminate the Past”

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Contact Information: 

Margie Yee Webb

Speaker Coordinator, Gold Country Writers

mywebb @

Event Details: 

Gold Country Writers proudly presents Indigo Moor on "Writing to History and Culture: Using the Tools of the Present to Illuminate the Past." Meetings are free and open to the public.

For all writers invested in writing about culture and history, whether their own or someone else's. How do we transport the reader to the emotional moment of the writing and keep them there? We will examine seven effective elements that trap the reader in the event, anchoring the work. The objective of the seminar is to instill the writer's arsenal with tools that build authenticity of emotional place and time. We will use contemporarty examples of poetry, fiction, and memoir. The seminar contains an optional exercise. (Note: Anyone attending may receive an emailed copy of the handout ahead of time. Email Margie Yee Webb--with subject line "GCW Indigo Moor"--at mywebb(at) Margie will provide names to Indigo two weeks before seminar.)

Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Indigo Moor is also a scriptwriter and author. His first book, Tap-Root, was published as part of Main Street Rag's Editor's Select Poetry Series. His second book of poetry, Through the Stonecutter's Window, won Northwestern University Press's Cave Canem prize. As with Tap-Root, Indigo's 2017 release, In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers, is an Editor's Select choice from Main Street Rag.

Three of his short plays, Harvest Shuffling, and The Red and Yellow Quartet, debuted at the 60 Million Plus Theatre's Spring Playwright's festival. His full-length stageplay, Live! at the Excelsior, was a finalist for the Images Theatre Playwright Award and has been optioned for a full-length film.

Indigo teaches at the Stonecoast MFA Program, where he graduated in 2012 with an MFA in poetry, fiction, and scriptwriting. He is on the advisory board for the Sacramento Poetry Center, a Cave Canem fellow, the resident artist at 916 ink, and a graduate member of the Artist's Residency Institute for Teaching Artists. Indigo spends his days cleverly disguised as a mild-mannered Physical Design Engineer for computer companies.

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Event Location: 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1279 High Street
(enter and park in back)
Auburn, CA 95603
United States