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Other than Human Love: Cats, Colors, Gardens and More

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

We fall joyfully in love with the other-than-human elements of our world all the time: pets, places, flowers, ideas…

Doing so opens us, makes our hearts more receptive by presenting different versions of reciprocity and humility. This class will focus on writers who have embraced other-than-human love, allowing themselves to fall in love with a color, a cat, a river, a garden, and the world.

Works we’ll look at will include (but not be limited to) Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, Takashi Hiraide’s The Guest Cat, Barry Lopez’s River Notes, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s and Ross Gay’s Lace and Pyrite. You will receive weekly prompts, readings, and the opportunity to share your own work in a supportive workshop environment. Class time will also offer guided writing exercises that will help you develop your own writing about an other-than-human love of your own.

Access Program
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.

Summer of Love
This summer we are offering several writing classes developed around the theme of love. You can see them all listed here.

June 30-July 21, 2021
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (4 sessions)
Online via Zoom


Portland, OR 97207