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Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST.


Instructor: Michael Heald

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30

Nine students maximum (ages 18+)

Class meetings: 24 (8 per term)

Cost: $825

*2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org

*2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org

October 7, 2020 – June 9, 2021

This workshop will consist of three eight-week terms. Writers currently working on memoirs, essay collections, novellas, novels, short story collections, oral histories, and long-form journalism are all strongly encouraged to apply. Hybrid forms welcome. Over the course of 24 sessions, writers will work towards a draft of a manuscript in a supportive workshop environment.

We’ll explore non-linear solutions in addition to more traditional approaches. The workshop will culminate with the publication of a journal featuring excerpts of works-in-progress. This project will provide writers with a general understanding and overview of book publishing.

In addition to workshop prep, there will be assigned readings throughout the year. We’ll look at texts by Alexander Chee, Toni Morrison, Svetlana Alexievich, Javier Marías, Elissa Washuta, Alejandro Zambra, Heidi Julavits, Colson Whitehead, Joan Didion, Hanif Abdurraqib, and many others. Each week, writers should expect to spend one to two hours on homework in addition to the time they set aside for writing.

Application form here

Applications due by Friday, September 25

Reach out to hquinn@iprc.org with questions


Portland, OR 97207