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Fall 2019: Grief and the Lyric Essay

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland, OR 97205 + Google Map

It can be a challenge to access grief, not to mention represent it in word and forms, yet writers like Claudia Rankine, Ann Carson, and Maggie Nelson pull it off beautifully and in wildly different ways. We will try different ways into the conversation with grief, first through reading other writers, then in our notebooks. Writing exercises will allow you to explore memory, specifically as it can be accessed through the body. You will leave with a solid start into a new piece of writing or a fresh take on an older draft.

About the instructor:Wendy Noonan’s poetry has been featured in 2River View, Poor Claudia, Muzzle, Painted Bride, and Crazy Horse. Recently, her creative nonfiction was shortlisted for PRISM international’s writing contest. Wendy is an editor, writing tutor, and caregiver for people with developmental disabilities in Portland.

September 14 & 15, 2019, Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. (two sessions)
Instructor: Wendy Noonan
For writers at all levels


If you need to cancel your registration for a writing class, the following refund schedule applies:
• 3 days or more before a class: refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts: if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins: no refund or tuition credit is available.
If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.


925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
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