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Nightswimming :: A 4-week generative lab w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and the Corporeal Squad — begins July 27th

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Nightswimming :: A 4-week generative lab w/ Lidia Yuknavitch and the Corporeal Squad — begins July 27th Nightswimming is a four-week generative lab offering a plunge into narrativity with the Corporeal Squad. Think of it as skinny dipping under the moon, only the water is your imagination and language. Each one-hour session will feature Lidia Yuknavitch in conversation with a member of the squad—Domi Shoemaker, Daniel Isaiah Elder, Katie Guinn, and Anya Pearson—and will include portals we can all write into together. You can sign up for individual sessions, or sign up for the whole bundle at a discount. Week One (7/27) — Domi Shoemaker :: Queer Up — Ever wonder how to mess with language just right, and make your ideas truly reflect what you…

$99

The Prose Poem

IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center) 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR

The Prose Poem: This workshop is in person: Masks + Proof of Vaccination Required Register here How can we create poems when we no longer rely upon (or when we free ourselves from) one of poetry’s most powerful tools: the line? In this class, we’ll dive into this question, drawing inspiration from a diverse array of writers as we investigate how to heighten language to create the intensity of a poem within the short space of a paragraph. We’ll also examine writing that defies conventional genre classification, straddling the lines between poetry, fiction and essay. Through in-class exercises, weekly prompts, and supportive discussion of one another’s work, we’ll immerse ourselves in our creative processes, generating our own prose poems and pieces of writing that push…

$65 – $185

Oregon Literary Fellowships Information Session

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Questions about applying to this year’s Oregon Literary Fellowships? Join us at this information session! Drop-in anytime between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting here. Please contact Susan Moore (susan@literary-arts.org) or Jessica Meza-Torres (jessica@literary-arts.org) if you have any questions.  

Free

Weekly Check-In: Getting the Work Done

Online N/A, Portland, OR

This 8-week class is focused on holding yourself and your classmates accountable to your writing goals.  Each week, plan to share your work-in-progress with the group, set or revise goals for your weekly writing practice, and share successes and challenges with fellow writers. You’ll also learn strategies for keeping focused and staying on track. Occasional outside readings for discussion. This is not a workshop or feedback-based class. Worked shared will be about listening to each other’s voices and having a consistent deadline to meet on a weekly basis. All genres welcome. Access Program We want our writing classes and Delves 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…

$395

Spoken Word Poetic Sound Healing with Christine Marie

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Rose City Book Pub is thrilled to host Christine Marie’s Poetic Sound Healing Experience. Poetic Author & Healer Christine Marie brings a captivating spoken word performance that takes you on a journey of personal love & loss, self-healing, empowerment and spiritual truth. Along with reciting excerpts from her self-published book, Breaking Free, she leads you through a meditative sound healing experience that will empower you to connect to your own story & inspire you to embark on your own self-healing journey. Christine Marie’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/christinemarieheals Christine Marie’s Website: www.christinemarieheals.com

Free

Reading: Gobshite

Rose City Book Pub 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR

Gobshite Quarterly is a multilingual literary magazine published in Portland.  A Gobshite event is guaranteed to please and delight.

Free

Reading by Andrew Joron & John Beer

Passages Bookshop 1801 NW Upshur, Suite 660, Portland, OR

Admission free; proof of vaccination and facial covering required PLEASE NOTE: Doors will open at 7:30; reading will start promptly at 8:00, with no late admission ============================================================= Please join us in celebrating the publication of Andrew Joron’s new book O0, two novellas of speculative fiction. Books by both authors will be available for purchase. Read an excerpt from O0 on the Facebook page for the event. Andrew Joron is a poet, essayist, and speculative fiction writer, as well as a translator and musician. His poetry collections include The Absolute Letter (Flood), Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights), The Sound Mirror (Flood), Fathom (Black Square), and The Removes (Hard Press). The Cry at Zero, a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was…

Free

In-Store Reading: Jeff Fearnside with Kim Stafford

Annie Bloom's Books 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon author Jeff Fearnside for the launch of his new book, Ships in the Desert. Jeff will be in conversation with Portland writer and Oregon poet laureate Kim Stafford. This in-store reading is first come, first served. Seating is limited. Please be mindful of any store health policies that might be in effect on the night of the reading. Signed and personalized copies are available for pre-order! Please, please, please include the name for personalization in the order notes; all orders without a name specified in the order notes will be signed only. About Ships in the Desert: In this linked essay collection, award-winning author Jeff Fearnside analyzes his four years as an educator on the Great Silk Road, primarily in Kazakhstan.…

Free

Urban poetry workshop

Mother Foucault's Bookshop 523 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR

The second of two poetry workshops by Clara-Julia Peru. Deepen your exploration of the poetical world and create an original poem. Single: $35. Bundle of 4: $100 https://www.afportland.org/events/ateliers/

$35 – $100

Oregon Literary Fellowship Application Deadline

Online N/A, Portland, OR

Apply online for 2023 Oregon Literary Fellowships. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 5, 2022. Literary Arts will award 12 fellowships in the amount of $3,500. One of these fellowships is specifically for a writer of color. Three of these fellowships are funded by the Oregon Arts Commission. Applicants submit an application form, any addendums for specifically named fellowships, and a writing sample, as outlined in the guidelines. Literary Arts will also award two Career fellowships of $10,000 each. One of the career fellowships is specifically for a writer of color  

Free