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Nine-Month Memoir Intensive

This class begins in September, with the goal of finishing a complete draft of a memoir by June. Participants do not need to be published writers; however, they should have some experience with elements of memoir, including character, setting, dialogue and scene, and have a clear project in mind that they will devote nine months to. They should also be comfortable in a workshop setting, giving and receiving criticism on works in progress. Download syllabus here. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org with questions. 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…

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Flash Creative Nonfiction

In this two-part class taught by Jay Ponteri, we will write compressed creative nonfiction together. We will do guided writing exercises and study brief nonfiction works / passages by Asiya Waddud, Layli Long Soldier, Nathalie Léger, Ocean Vuong, and Poupeh Missaghi, among others. The techniques we shall encounter include specificity, syntax and diction, expansive brevity, structure. Most notably, we will form a community of writers that is guided by belonging, visibility, and respect. *IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Sunday Nov. 8th & 15th, 3-6pm Cost: $75 Register here *2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org *2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org About the Instructor: Jay Ponteri directs the Low-Residency MFA…

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PNCA Low-Residency MFA Program Summer 2020 Residency Classes & Readings Open to the Public

As part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers and artists, July 24th to August 3rd. Everything is free and open to the public. All events this summer are hosted via Zoom. The passwords for all faculty classes are 515000. CLASSES Saturday, July 25 10am: Unsafe is Not a Feeling: How Writing Contends with the Illusion of Safety Sara Jaffe https://pnca.zoom.us/j/98345715004?pwd=OVVOLysrZUh5S0hxS0d5QlBHUDZMUT09 2pm: Winter Poop, Spring Revivals, Summer Fires, and Fall Marigolds Alison C Rollins https://pnca.zoom.us/j/98224439656?pwd=TnNGWkJmQUZaTWlOOXFhZjlhUnJudz09 Sunday, July 26 10am: THE ART OF WEALTH (in life & in literature) Vi Khi Nao https://pnca.zoom.us/j/95075415254?pwd=YVd4ZVJON3YrZHIrdWF1MXN4WmkwZz09 Monday, July 27 10am: Outsider Ecopoetics Tyrone Williams https://pnca.zoom.us/j/95516376236?pwd=T1EycmFvM05STEJlN1JPZ3k3WVY3dz09 11am: Feminism / Queer Theory Shawna Liption and Sloane McNulty https://pnca.zoom.us/j/97573944766?pwd=Y0NZeEtETmxZdDFRczRrYU0wdEJLdz09 Tuesday, July 28…

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Summer 2020 Online: Starting the Memoir

Begin generating the first draft of a memoir or collection of personal essays. John D’Agata describes memoir as “an agitation of memory,” which suggests memory-based writing as not just the expression of memory but volatile, vital consideration of memory. Participants will look at elements of craft, including point of view and detail, and examine various writing processes. They’ll also look at examples of prose memoir in which the writer uses the poet’s tools of meditation, dream, and lyricism, and then do their own memory-based writing. At the end of the class, students will set deadlines and be offered resources to help them continue drafting. June 6-7 and 13-14, 2020 Saturday and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (4 class meetings) online via Zoom Jay Ponteri…

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CA Conrad, Allison Cobb, Demian DinéYazhi’, Introduced by Jay Ponteri, Moderated by Daniela Molnar

CA Conrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow, and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays: their While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017) received the Lambda Award. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received the Believer Magazine Book Award and the Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish, French, and German. They teach regularly at Columbia University and at the Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam. Allison Cobb is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-Wood, originally published by Factory School with a new edition in 2018 from Nightboat Books. Cobb’s work has…

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Fall 2019: Writing the Memoir 9 month Intensive

This class for experienced and dedicated writers meets 28 times over the course of 9 months. The class begins in September, with the goal of finishing a complete draft of a memoir by June. Participants do not need to be published writers; however, they should have some experience with elements of memoir, including character, setting, dialogue and scene, and have a clear project in mind that they will devote nine months to. They should also be comfortable in a workshop setting, giving and receiving criticism on works in progress. Students who have taken Memoir Boot Camp one or more times at Literary Arts should find this class an appropriate next step. Memoir Boot Camp is not a pre-requisite. This class is specifically designed for writers…

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Fall 2019: Memoir Accountability

September 7, 2019 and the first Saturday of the month through May 2, 2019. (no meeting in March) Saturdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (8 meetings) Instructor: Jay Ponteri Prerequisites: • Previously enrolled in 18/19 nine month memoir intensive with Jay Ponteri, OR instructor permission. This class meets once a month from September to May. This will be your monthly dose of accountability for students who are continuing to work on their memoir. Each writer will have the opportunity to workshop pages of their manuscript in progress. About the instructor: Jay Ponteri is the author of the memoir Wedlocked (Hawthorne Books), winner of an Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Jay directs the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific Northwest College of Art  …

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PNCA Low-Res MFA in CW Readings: da Carter, Sara Jaffe, and Jay Ponteri

da Carter, Sara Jaffe, Jay Ponteri, 6pm at PNCA Mediatheque The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. In the low-residency model, students will attend two 14-day campus residencies then, beyond residencies, work one-on-one with mentors. Most of the programming during this residency is free and open to the public. From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Every event is free and open to the public. This innovative creative writing program is distinguished by its being situated within a school of art and…

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PNCA Low-Res MFA in CW Talks: Brandon Shimoda, Jay Ponteri, and Emily Kendal Frey

Brandon Shimoda PROPOSITIONS FOR A POETICS OF POSTMEMORY, USING THE EXAMPLE OF POETRY BY THE DESCENDANTS OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION, 9am Jay Ponteri Words that Listen, 10:30am Emily Kendal Frey Poem Collaborating with The Hidden Mind AKA The Postcard Workshop, 3:30pm All in room 601 The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. In the low-residency model, students will attend two 14-day campus residencies then, beyond residencies, work one-on-one with mentors. Most of the programming during this residency is free and open to the public. From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as…

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User Not Found book release party w/ Felicity Fenton & friends

Come celebrate the release of the newest Future Tense book, User Not Found, by Portland’s Felicity Fenton. She’ll be joined by authors Rebecca Schiff (The Bed Moved) and Jay Ponteri (Darkmouth Strikes Again), with music by Milk Bandits. About the book: Prompted by a sequence of discouraging internet encounters, Felicity Fenton attempts to free herself from the tendrils of an online world we know, but struggle to look away from. She evaluates the endless distractions of being tethered to her device and all that comes with it: email, spam, texting, taking pictures, and social media (aka “the walls”). In lyrical prose that swerves into dream-like mirage, hilarious thoughts, social observations, and unwavering sadness, User Not Found is a powerful essay that is all too relatable.…

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