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Reclaim your Voice: From the Page to the Stage w/Domi Shoemaker and G. Ravyn Stanfield: Nov. 2&3

Where: The Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 When: November 2 + 3 (Sat+Sun) 10-5p (*partial scholarships are available! please contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com to inquire) Join us on this provocative and playful mind/body immersion into the heart of art spoken aloud. Are you carrying old stories about using (or not using) your voice? Do your hands shake when you are asked to read your work in public? Do you want to expand your vocal range and speaking ability through the power of shared creativity and a whole lot of fun? If you answer YES to any of these, this workshop is for you! Come awaken the power of your authentic voice in an incredibly supportive environment. We will guide you and help…

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The Write to Heal Retreat

This is a rare opportunity to connect, share, create and constructively critique with other folks that can relate. Heal Write! Workshop Series and The Write to Heal Retreat is an open space that will inspire creatives to speak their truth to trauma. We intentionally design the environment to be safe, culturally competent, and collaborative. Registration is simple, space is limited. Participants in the The Heal Write! Workshop Series are eligible to recieve scholarships to attend The Write to Heal Retreat, November 1-3rd, 2019 in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.    We encourage writers of any genre, at any stage in their writing development to join an open space that inspires creatives to speak their truth to trauma.  There is no cost to attend the Heal Write! Workshop…

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WRITING & THE BODY: FALL, Oct. 10-13

This workshop is sold out – please use this link to sign up for the waitlist. Jennifer Pastiloff and Lidia Yuknavitch are now running their infamous workshop three times a year! Lucky for us since this workshop has been selling out a year in advance for awhile now. Jenn & Lidia are both renowned in their fields in their own right, and both of them are known for their inventive, non-traditional methods. Together they lead you to your most creative place by tapping into your body first, and then picking up the pen. But don’t worry! You do not have to be a published or experienced writer or yogi- we are looking for people who have heart. You have a desire to write? You have a body?…

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Melissa Febos – Written on the Body: Oct. 5-6

When: October 5th+6th, 2019:: 11:00am – 4:00pm Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 Cost: $450 Desire drives any story worth telling. One of the most notoriously difficult forms of desire to write is the sexual. As Audre Lorde wrote, “The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation.” To write scenes that remove sex from patriarchal structures means to (re)place them in the context of their inhabiting bodies and realities, to engage topics of identity, gender, family, politics, history, and, yes, the nature of love and longing. That is, writing about sex and sexuality is an exploration of our humanity. It is a craft issue. It is a…

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OLIVIA GATWOOD Life of the Party Tour with Ari Chi & special guest Cailin Nolte

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at Brave New Voices, Women of the World and the National Poetry Slam, Olivia’s performances have been featured on HBO, Huffington Post, MTV, VH1, and BBC among others. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, The Winter Tangerine Review, Poetry City U.S.A., Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and The Missouri Review. Her Amazon Best Selling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in both New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, relationships, and period underwear. Olivia is a full-time touring artist, and has performed internationally at over two-hundred…

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Hodgepodge Reading – Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 Hodgepodge reading even will be hosted by Tuna Cole. More info to follow!

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Fall 2019: Read Your Work in Public! September

Most writers find themselves in a position where they need to read their work aloud in public. While it’s an exciting proposition to share your work, not everyone feels comfortable reading their prose in front of an audience. This workshop will help increase your skill and comfort level, so you can share your work with confidence. Tamar Shai Bolkvadze earned a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska. In 2017 she was the recipient of Oregon Literary Arts’ Women Writers Fellowship for her play Ugly Baby, Stupid Baby. Tamar continues to focus on playwriting. September 18, 2019 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Tamar Bolkvadze SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire…

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Fall 2019: Contents Under Pressure: Experiments in Poetic Form

What happens when someone puts severe restrictions on the way you write? What if Edgar Allen Poe wanted to write “The Raven,” but couldn’t use the letter E? Participants will look at some poems created under these kinds of extreme constraints, and we’ll write to learn what happens when we accept such outrageous challenges. Jennifer Perrine is a 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. She is the author of three books of poetry: No Confession, No Mass; In the Human Zoo; and The Body Is No Machine. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Valparaiso Fiction Review and Salt Hill, and in the Broadsided Press folio “Bearing Arms: Responding to Guns in American Culture.” Her honors include the 2017 K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award, the…

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Fall 2019: September Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour workshop meets once a month on Sundays. Writers can register for one or more sessions. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group. Emilly Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been writing and photographing since she was a child though studied education, social work, and library sciences after high school. Using an intersectional feminist framework,…

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Delve Seminar: Mid-Century Moderns: The Poetry of Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens

Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens were two of the most important modern American poets.  Their collected poems represent distinct and original responses to twentieth century literary modernism and to the culture of their time.  And unlike T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, they did not gain early notoriety through radical technique or bold pronouncement.  Drawn as they were to the international currents of modernism, they also remained rooted in the American scene and developed their own, deeply personal approaches to becoming modern poets.  As they grew as poets and slowly published their work, the value and enormity of their achievement was gradually recognized.  Frost was no longer seen as a regional poet of a vanishing rural world, and Stevens was recognized as more than a home-grown…

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