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Fall 2019: Memoir Boot Camp

Complete the first draft of a memoir in just eight weeks. This class is for writers who are ready to commit to an aggressive writing schedule and explore aspects of memory-based writing in a supportive environment. You should have some prior experience in writing nonfiction, as well as a specific project to which you will devote these eight weeks. Participants will present their work to the class for discussion three to four times. Natalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Books of the Pacific Northwest and an Indie Next Pick. Her memoir, Community Chest, was…

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Incite: Queer Writers Read

On the anniversary of an event that shaped our country, our readers explore the theme of memory. Please hear these astounding readers: Stacy Brewster, Ana-Maurine Lara, Meredith Clark, and Meg Weber. Discussion after these readings will focus on our collective memory of events that have shaped the queer community. For fizzy water, awesome snacks provided by the generous Literary Arts and the pure genius of literature, join us.

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Fall 2019: Building A Writing Habit

Using The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron as a resource, this workshop gives writers the tools to establish a disciplined writing practice full of healthy habits so they can keep writing. Class time will be spent in discussion, writing and learning strategies for establishing a consistent writing practice. Kristina Tate is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. She has lived in Arizona, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, New York City, Australia and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Narratively, Guernica, BOMB and others. She is currently working on a memoir and a novel. September 8 – 29, 2019 Sundays, 2:00 to 4:00 (4 class meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Kristina Tate For writers at all levels

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Bookish Happy Hour at Vertigo Brewing

Have a drink and chat about books with fellow book lovers at Vertigo Brewing every fourth Tuesday this summer! Share what you’ve been reading, get ideas for what to read next, and talk about the latest bookish news. This event is 21+.

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Two Artists Who Have Secrets to Tell

Artists/writers Mary Pacios, an ex-pat from Massachusetts and Margie Lee, born in the state of Washington – each has a compelling story to tell. Margie reveals dark secrets in her latest book of poetry, Seeing Myself, while Mary lays bare her meanderings through 1950s Boston and !960s Berkeley in Memoir of an Unintentional Feminist. The two authors will read excerpts from their new works, followed by a discussion

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Book Talk Book Club

The Books Around the Corner Book Talk Book Club is led by the owner/librarian, Stephanie Rose, and meets monthly on Wednesday every month. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our customers (RSVP is not required). Bring whatever book your are reading or have recently finished and book talk it to the group. This is a great way to find books outside of your genre that you may not have otherwise been introduced to! Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion with other readers.

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The Trauma Cleaner

Hello all of you lovely True Crime junkies! Pick up your copy of The Trauma Cleaner and start reading! Then come join us on Sunday, August 11th from 3-5, to discuss the book, snack on yummy treats, drink some wine, and talk True Crime shop! If you want to support the gracious host of our little book club that could, please purchase your copy of The Trauma Cleaner from Books Around the Corner. You can even have it shipped to you for just $5.

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Summer 2019 Roundtable: The Agent Search

You have a finished manuscript. You have no idea what else to do to it. You want to see it between two covers. It’s time to seek an agent. But where do you find them? How do you know if they are right for you? As a group, we’ll discuss the agent search process, including the search tools available and approaches, as well as manuscript contests. Good for prose writers with a complete or near-complete manuscript. Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House, and the Guardian online, Electric Literature, Monkeybicycle, Okey-Panky, and No Tokens Journal. She has served as assistant and managing editor on books in the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, and she’s a MacDowell Colony fellow. Laura has…

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Longreads Club: Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/george-soros-viktor-orban-ceu/588070/ As the Hungarian prime minister systematically undermined his own country’s education system, one institution stood defiant: a university in the heart of Budapest, founded by George Soros. Join the Longreads Club where we explore a long-form article focused on global topics. No membership or registration required. Just read the article, show up, and join the discussion!

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Getting Help with your Oregon Literary Fellowship application: Drop-in session

Friday, August 2, 2019 is the deadline to apply for an Oregon Literary Fellowship.  If you have questions about the application process and would like to meet in person, please note the following dates for drop-in assistance at our office at 925 SW Washington. No prior appointment is required. Thursday, June 20, 2019: 3:00–5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019: 3:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019: 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. To make an in-person appointment with Susan or Jessica outside of these hours, please email or call the office first.

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