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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$80 – $200
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

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Pushpins & Portals: Experimenting with Short Forms

In this 6-week class, we will experiment with short form creative writing. Our focus—whether it’s flash fiction, lyric essay, prose poetry, or hybrid—will be on the art of compression. Each week, participants will be given a writing exercise, a short reading, and two workshop submissions from their peers. Class time will include workshop as well as discussion of readings and craft. Our workshop will be guided by observations, questions, and possibilities. We will be thinking less about how to “fix” a piece of writing and more about what we see, our curiosities, and how to recognize hidden opportunities. Each participant will receive feedback from the instructor and from the other participants.

Instructor: Alissa Hattman

Class Meetings: 6

Thursdays, Jan. 12th – Feb. 16th, 6:30 – 8:30pm

$80 – $200 sliding scale

*2 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized

About the Instructor:

Alissa Hattman at her home, February 2022. Photo by Jason Quigley.

Alissa Hattman is author of the forthcoming novel Sift (The 3rd Thing, 2023) and the
zine POST (zines + things, 2021). Her writing has appeared in Carve, The
Rumpus, Hobart, The Gravity of the Thing, Big Other, Shirley Magazine, and elsewhere.
Alissa has worked as a teacher, fiction editor, book reviewer, zine librarian, and writing
group facilitator. Originally from North Dakota, she now lives and teaches in the Pacific
Northwest. More at


Portland, OR 97207


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