Reading & Workshop with Visiting National Student Poet.

Meet and write with the current National Student Poet of the Southeastern United States! Nationally recognized teen writer Maya Eashwaran is joining us during her brief visit to Nashville. We'll hear Maya read some of her award-winning work, get to ask her questions about writing, and use some of her favorite creative exercises to write our own poems.

Maya Eashwaran has always loved reading and writing. She used to write stories about female ice-skating detectives and short Dr. Seuss-inspired poems at the age of eight. Since then, her love for words has expanded rapidly. As a first-generation Indian American, Maya writes a lot about foreigners and the foreigner mentality, often touching into personal experiences dealing with assimilation in the modern age. An avid writer and musician, Maya also combines her love for poetry and love for music, frequently experimenting with rhythm and syncopation in her poems. When she’s not writing, you can find her doodling in the margins of a new poem, experimenting with watercolors or calligraphy, or reading Harry Potter or works by Walt Whitman.

Maya Eashwaran has always loved reading and writing. She used to write stories about female ice-skating detectives and short Dr. Seuss-inspired poems at the age of eight. Since then, her love for words has expanded rapidly. As a first-generation Indian American, Maya writes a lot about foreigners and the foreigner mentality, often touching into personal experiences dealing with assimilation in the modern age. An avid writer and musician, Maya also combines her love for poetry and love for music, frequently experimenting with rhythm and syncopation in her poems. When she’s not writing, you can find her doodling in the margins of a new poem, experimenting with watercolors or calligraphy, or reading Harry Potter or works by Walt Whitman.