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Fall 2019: December 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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ERASURE WORKSHOP w/ Zachary Schomburg

This 3 hour session will introduce you to the poetic form of Erasure, which is the practice of erasing words from an existing text to generate new poetry / visual art. Together, we’ll look at published examples of erasure, and discuss what might make our own erasures successful. Before we meet, I’ll assign a brief reading which will we use to center our discussion. I’ll also provide materials for erasure, including books, random prose texts, white-out, scissors, glue, markers, etc. If you already have a text you’d like to erase, please feel free to bring it along. At the end of the session, we will all be invited to share our new erasure work with the group. All are welcome. No poetry or erasure experience…

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PLEASE HOLD with Alissa Hattman

PLEASE HOLD: Silence and Tension in Flash Fiction w/ Alissa Hattman At first glance, it may sound like a paradox—how does language express its absence? In this workshop, we will consider that question and examine the art of silence through sample readings, discussion, generative writing, listening and sharing. We will think about the types of silences in short-form writing, who or what is silenced, and how silence builds tension; finally, we will write into the secret silences, what Ada Limón describes as a “silence that comes back, a million times bigger than me, sneaking into my bones and wails and wails and wails until I can’t be quiet anymore.” In a supportive, collaborative space, this workshop will focus on short-form fiction, but is open to…

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Fall 2019: Talking Back: Poetry In Conversation With Other Texts

Limited to 10 students We all know that words carry weight, but some words—especially those in political speeches, sacred texts, and canonical literature—can seem overwhelming in their authority. We’ll choose texts that have influenced us—for better or for worse—and use them as scaffolding for constructing our own poems. In the process, we’ll see what happens when we give our words just as much heft as the texts that matter most to us. All levels. 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…

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Michelle Tea: Conjuring Story (Nov 9-10)

When: November 9th and 10th:: 11:00am – 4:00pm Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 Cost: $400 What do magic and writing have in common? How do both practices influence one another, and how can they ground us or remove us from our bodies? In this workshop we will probe the mystery of writing, a type of magic, with a focus on memoir and the power of conjuring our stories and transforming our experience of our own lives. Practical concerns such as authority and craft will share space will conversations about the somatic effect of writing memoir on a writer’s body and psyche. This workshop will be beneficial for writers regardless of literary and magic experience! New material will be generated from prompts inspired…

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Portland Book Festival

The largest book festival in the Pacific Northwest returns Saturday, November 9, 2019 to the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues. When:November 9 Cost:$15 Join Literary Arts for the annual Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, returning on November 9, 2019. This one-day event features local and national authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and workshops. Enjoy activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, entry to the Portland Art Museum, and more. Gather with your community and celebrate our shared passion for books. Purchase your advance pass now. Adult passes are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Paid admissions includes a $5 book voucher redeemable at the book fair. Admission is free to youth ages 17 and younger and students…

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Susan DeFreitas – Alt. Architecture: Nov. 7, 14, 21

ALT. ARCHITECTURE w/ Susan DeFreitas When: November 7, 14, and 21 6pm-9pm Where: The Corporeal Center “Underground literary goddess” Ariel Gore has called out traditional story structure for basically taking the shape of a penis. Let’s take that metaphor further: Yes, you must bring your reader to orgasm, but pretending there’s only one way to do that is dumb. (Not to mention boring.) In this three-week class, we’ll examine alternative structures for the novel that allow for more creativity, more play, and yes, more pleasure. This class is appropriate for writers with a novel manuscript (or novel concept) in development; at the end, all participants will receive a 45-minute tutorial designed to help them develop or refine the structure of their novel-in-progress. Scroll down for…

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Postcard Embroidery Workshop with Gutwrench Press!

About the Workshop Come learn how to embellish and decorate a postcard! In this 2 hour class we will learn a few embroidery basics, and apply them to vintage postcards. We will talk about ways to make your work last, how to mail it and how embroidery can jazz up a card. We will also talk about alternative materials. If we have time, we may even talk about a few other ways to alter a card. No experience is necessary! Open to anyone—from experienced embroidery nerds who want a new canvas to beginners who don’t know how to thread a needle! Ticketing & Fees All materials are provided. The fee for this class is $40. REGISTER HERE About Gutwrench Press Gutwrench Press is dedicated to…

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Bind your own Coptic Journal–in Portland OR!

Hope Amico of gutwrench press is coming to the northwest for Olympis Zine fest and is making a stop in Portland to lead this one day workshop. Information on other classes in the area can be found at www.gutwrenchpress.com/classes Make your own journal or sketchbook! In this 5 hour class we will turn old hardcover books into a durable journal that will lay flat when open but is sturdy enough to carry with you everywhere. We will prepare the pages and covers, and then learn the coptic binding to assemble the book. Students will leave with a finished book to take home. All materials are provided. The fee for this class is $120. This class will take place Saturday November 2 from noon until 5…

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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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