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Submission Deadline: HOCUS Tarot Prompt Submissions

If you’ve been following our social media @hocusreadings during November, you know that we’ve drawn a different Tarot card every morning and created a writing prompt based on that card. During the month of December, you’re invited to REVISE the pieces you’ve written using these prompts and submit your favorite three to us for possible inclusion in a saddle-stitched volume we’re thinking of as a high-class zine. If you haven’t been following along, you still have time! Submissions aren’t due until December 31st. Go to http://www.hocus.ink and click on “Submissions Open!”

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Character in Scene, with Kim Fu

*Saturday is sold out, join waitlist by emailing workshop@gmail.com or purchase Sunday below* The best fictional characters, like real people, can seldom be boiled down to a simple list of traits and adjectives. They exist in communities and relationships, are borne from and generate conflict, and are inseparable from the story being told. They might draw from the writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, while blossoming into someone wholly different and new. Who they are dictates what they do, but what they do also tells us who they are. In this class, we will practice building story and character in tandem, and writing key scenes that reveal a character to the reader—and to the writer. Participants will leave with new writing: new ways to understand and…

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Character in Scene, with Kim Fu

*Saturday is sold out, join waitlist by emailing workshop@gmail.com or purchase Sunday below* The best fictional characters, like real people, can seldom be boiled down to a simple list of traits and adjectives. They exist in communities and relationships, are borne from and generate conflict, and are inseparable from the story being told. They might draw from the writer’s personal knowledge and experiences, while blossoming into someone wholly different and new. Who they are dictates what they do, but what they do also tells us who they are. In this class, we will practice building story and character in tandem, and writing key scenes that reveal a character to the reader—and to the writer. Participants will leave with new writing: new ways to understand and…

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The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout

How can we build a better writing practice? This prompt-driven generative workshop will give writers an opportunity to flex their literary muscles. Classes will provide an intimate, structured, and supportive time to broaden basic and complex writing skills. Through a series of experimental and innovative exercises we will explore the concepts of character, setting, plot and scene, as well as voice, form, and technique. Close attention will be paid to literary and poetic devices as we take a deep dive into the craft of prose writing. Supportive in-workshop sharing and feedback will be an integral part of the process. All genres welcome. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure…

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April BIPOC writer workshop

For BIPOC writers Searching for a space to create new work with fellow BIPOC writers? This two-hour workshop meets on Zoom. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to BIPOC writers at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Scholarships are available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information. Jacqueline Fitzgerald is an educator, coach, and writer who strives to lead through a love ethic and believes in the power of stories to change hearts and minds. Her writing has been published in the Oregonian, The Learning Network of the New York Times, and Beacon Magazine. Currently, she is working on a speculative future novel exploring intergenerational experiences of survival…

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Write Around Portland: Prompt Online Workshop with Author Neil Aitken | 10 Saturdays, Mar 13 – May 15

“Sign up, show up and your heart and world will thank you. I’ve known that I love writing and ‘must do it more,’ but now I know it is essential to living the life I want.” —Sara, past Prompt participant Join author and poet Neil Aitken this spring for a 10-week generative writing workshop designed to inspire the writing life! Starts March 13th—10 Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. “These are spaces of learning, wonder and courage—I love being a part of these creative workshops where writers new and seasoned are discovering the joy of writing together.” —Neil Aitken, Write Around Portland facilitator Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building…

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Write Around Portland: Prompt Online

“If you’re in a rut, Prompt will get you out. If you’re lacking confidence in your writing, it will build you up. And if you don’t think you have a unique voice, it will prove you wrong!” — Past Prompt participant Write Around Portland offers unique workshops designed for writers and aspiring writers who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve. Prompt is your chance to write in community with others following the acclaimed Write Around model. Registration required. Session #1: 10 Thursdays, Jan 7 –  Mar 11, 2021 Session #2: 10 Saturdays, Mar 13 – May 15, 2021 Session #3: Fall 2021 workshop dates coming soon. Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: In the comfort of your own home or any…

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Attic Institute: FALL Online: Intro to Flash Nonfiction w Brian Benson

Flash nonfiction, simply put, is true-to-life writing defined by extreme compression: it’s saying what you’ve got to say using as few words, and as much beauty, as possible. An endlessly accessible, playful, potent form, flash nonfiction is evermore popular; from Brevity to Barren, The Forge to The Sun, legions of journals are eager to publish great flash. In this prompt-driven workshop, we’ll read short nonfiction by master writers, including Ross Gay, Natalie Lima, Ira Sukrungruang, Roxane Gay, Jerald Walker, Ruth Ozeki, and many more; we’ll talk about what stories are suited for flash, how to tell them well, and where to publish them; and most of all, we’ll write, and write, and write, via in-class exercises and take-home prompts. Students will leave the class with reams of new writing and ideas for where to publish. Register for…

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Creating Better Characters

For writers at all levels This workshop will focus on the skills involved in creating and sustaining vibrant and complex characters for both short-and long-form works of fiction. Through a series of in-workshop prompt-based generative exercises and take-home assignments, you will create and flesh out a series of vivid characters. We will focus on physical description, the inner life of characters, and how scene and setting, action and dialogue can round out and bring our creations to life. Close attention will be paid to literary and poetic devices. Supportive in-workshop sharing and feedback will be an important part of the process. CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. SCHOLARSHIPS…

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Write Around Portland 10-Week Workshop

Based on their acclaimed community writing model, “Prompt” is a generative workshop that offers exercises to inspire the writing life. Workshop fee ($300) includes snacks, access to the “bowels of Powell’s,” and helps to fund workshops for low-income youth and adults. This workshop takes place on Thursdays, March 5-May 7. To register or for more information, visit writearound.org.

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