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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Turning Words into Magic, with Keeonna Harris

*Saturday is sold out, join waitlist by emailing workshop@gmail.com or purchase Sunday below* Many of us get stuck writing; searching for that grandiose word rather than write words that we use every day and that reflect our lives. Sometimes, the magic of the word is in the mundane. This craft intensive is for writers who are feeling discouraged and unable to find the perfect word/and or words to convey the nuance and depth we want our readers to feel. We will be exploring excerpts from Heavy by Kiese Laymon and The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw. Participants will leave this intensive with a set of practical strategies on choosing a word that “fits” the ongoing themes of their work. We will do writing exercises in which I will push you to…

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Eno/Ono: Jumping into Risk through Cross-Genre Explorations w/ Alex Behr

Do we need holes? What wouldn’t you do? Use fewer notes —Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt, Oblique Strategies cards TAPE PIECE III Snow Piece Take a tape of the sound of snow falling. This should be done in the evening. Do not listen to the tape. Cut it and use it as string to tie gifts with. Make a gift wrapper, if you wish, using the same process with a phonosheet. 1963 autumn —Yoko Ono, Grapefruit WHAT: A four-part online generative workshop. WHERE: The Corporeal Writing Zoom Room. WHEN: Saturdays, October 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th—@1-3PT Note: No meeting October 9th. STRUCTURE: Participants will write during our meetings and in-between, sending in work and explorations to share. We’ll be generating poetry and micro-memoir pieces and…

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Turning Words into Magic, with Keeonna Harris

*Saturday is sold out, join waitlist by emailing workshop@gmail.com or purchase Sunday below* Many of us get stuck writing; searching for that grandiose word rather than write words that we use every day and that reflect our lives. Sometimes, the magic of the word is in the mundane. This craft intensive is for writers who are feeling discouraged and unable to find the perfect word/and or words to convey the nuance and depth we want our readers to feel. We will be exploring excerpts from Heavy by Kiese Laymon and The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw. Participants will leave this intensive with a set of practical strategies on choosing a word that “fits” the ongoing themes of their work. We will do writing exercises in which I will push you to…

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Writing And/As the Mother with Amanda Montei

Writers, artists, and theorists have long used the figure of The Mother to make sense of what we seek in writing, art, and politics. Today, The Mother remains a receptacle for all our cultural anxieties and longings. And yet, the work of taking care, cleaning up, and maintaining life—which someone must do to make space for creative practice— is too often rendered invisible. How have the body and labor of The Mother shaped our ideas of comfort, home, work, and novelty? How does caring for others, big and small, teach us to care on the page? Should the book be a space in which we are held, or perhaps something else entirely? In this 4-week course, we will discuss the cultural and political influences that…

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Slamlandia September

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in community. Hosted by Julia Gaskill. September’s featured poet is Angelique Palmer (she/her). Register in advance for this event If you have any questions, please contact slamlandia@gmail.com or jessica@literary-arts.org. We are so excited to announce our end of year Slamlandia feature line-up! Get ready to see Angelique Palmer in September, Beth May in October, Omer Ahmed in November, and William Nu’utupu Giles in December – what an amazing group of…

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FALL :: A Generative Creative Lab :: Exhausting Metaphor

Collaboration Leader: Domi Shoemaker, alongside weekly videos featuring Domi and Lidia Yuknavitch in conversation When: Begins September 26th Where: Videos are hosted on our site—you’ll receive a link to one each week on Sundays, and then have access to them always. Domi will host a Zoom meeting every Thursday from 5:30-7:30PM PST. September 30th, October 7th, October 14th & October 21st. Cost: $250—payment plans are available. Please contact Daniel at registration@corporealwriting.com. Scholarships are also available—Apply Here. Six years ago (!!!) Corporeal Writing hosted its first ever seasonal lab—and we started with Fall. It’s an exciting time for us all as we cozy back into this beautiful season ripe with metaphors. Color. Changes in light, leaves, life. Meditation. Observation. In this generative lab we will develop…

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CIRRO-NUMINOUS SALON: THE LENS

THE LENS is a continuation of our salon series that investigates the components of craft, embodiment, and perception. During each event, we’ll take a different approach to the question “how do these interrelated undertakings interact with a holistic creative practice?” In this salon, we will explicate the different ways of entering into poems through metaphors of the visual. When we look through a glass lens, we establish a focal point and emphasize certain elements of landscape, thereby enacting a transformation on what we see. How can we utilise this technology to aid in the creation of illusion and artful composition within our own work? The event will be happening over zoom on Sunday September 26th at 2 PM PST, and you can register here.

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Write Around Portland: Bi-Monthly BIPOC Online Writing Workshop

For people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). 2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 4 to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time), Free. (No workshops 11/26 & 12/25.) Workshops are held via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens the 1st of the month every month. Pre-register for our 2nd Friday workshop here. Pre-register for our 4th Friday workshop here. Click here for more workshop details.

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Attic Institute: FALL Online: A Writer’s Toolkit: How to Get Started As A Writer Workshop w Wayne Gregory

“Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.” ~ Pablo Picasso You have a story to tell, but you’re not sure how to get started. The Writer’s Toolkit is the class for you.  In this workshop, you will discover how to transform your ideas from imagination to a cohesive and compelling story that engages readers and keeps them turning the pages for more. You will learn some of the basic conventions for good writing that successful writers use: how to develop plot, how to create compelling characters, how to build dynamic scenes, and how to show rather than tell. You will learn by doing and will take away a wealth of writing tools and resources to keep honing your…

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Write Around Portland: Online Writing Workshops

Writing is often thought of as something done in isolation; we know there is immense power when writing is done in community. Join us for 90 minutes of creativity and community-building, with generative writing exercises, sharing and strengths-based feedback. Our workshop model, refined over 22 years, is proven for people of all writing levels: from the budding writer to the published author. Fall 2021: Every other Thursday, September 23 through December 16, from 11 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific Time).  Thursday, Sept 23 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Oct 7 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Oct 21 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Nov 4 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Nov 18 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Dec 2 from 11 am-12:30 pm Thursday, Dec 16 from 11 am-12:30 pm…

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