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Collage Your Writing Project: A New Way Into Your Work

For writers at all levels This class includes a $10 materials fee When you hit a wall, find another door In this two day workshop we will spend our time exploring and developing central questions about our writing projects. Some considerations may be: What is the heart of the heart of the story? Who are my characters? What is your/your characters’ biggest fear? What are the obstacles? What is the universal truth that you are exploring in you work? These are just a tiny sample of how we’re going to dig deep and investigate our projects through a visual art form. Come with a big project, come with a story, come with an idea about something you want to begin. Natalie will provide images, glue,…

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Poetry Revising & Publishing Workshop with Christopher Luna

Poetry: Revising and Publishing Workshop with Christopher Luna What should you do after writing a first draft of a poem? How do you shape and develop a poem into a publishable piece of work? How do you decide if and when to publish your work? Discuss strategies for revising and editing your poetry, followed by an overview of how to find outlets that might publish your words. Explore the importance of chapbooks and whether or not entering poetry contests is a good idea. Please bring 3-5 typed, unfinished poems to class and a lunch. Saturday, February 22 10 am to 4 pm Multnomah Arts Center Room 08 Price: $62.00 Ages: 18 and up https://apm.activecommunities.com/portlandparks/Activity_Search/lit-arts-poetry-revising-and-publishing/121009 For more information about Christopher Luna’s classes and workshops, or to…

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February Writer of Color Sunday Afternoon Workshop

For writers of color at all levels 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 she studied education, social work, and library sciences…

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Bookarts: Pamphlet & Stab Stitch

In this introduction to book arts participants will come away equipped with a basic understanding of the tools required for bookbinding, and will learn two bookbinding methods: the pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab stitch binding. All materials and supplies provided. Beginners welcome. Members: $45 Nonmembers: $60 Contact the Program Director at hquinn@iprc.org for member discount codes. [Buy Tickets Here]

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The League of Exceptional Writers

In From Book to Film, literary agent Fiona Kenshole shares how an author’s rights are used to make movies, translations, and even toys based on the author’s books. Hosted by Rosanne Parry, the League of Exceptional Writers is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their knowledge with kids, 8 to 18 years old, who are interested in creating books. Join us!

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The Work Poetry Workshop: Saturday Edition

“Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.” ― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights) Join us on Saturday, February 8 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you. The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open…

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Exploring the Lyric Essay

A flexible, hybrid form, the lyric essay employs techniques from poetry, nonfiction, and fiction to create a single work. In this workshop, we’ll experiment with lyric essay techniques and structures, read a variety of examples that employ these techniques, and craft our own lyric essays on subjects of our choosing. You will also learn revision techniques you can implement as you continue to work with your pieces after the class has ended. Miranda Schmidt‘s work has appeared in TriQuarterly, Orion, Catapult, Electric Literature, The Collagist, and other journals. She has taught creative writing at the Loft, the University of Washington, and Portland Community College. Miranda grew up in the midwest and now lives in Portland. They are currently at work on a novel about haunting and a series of lyric…

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Art of the Full Length Play with Matthew B. Zrebski

This class meets for Four Saturdays 2/1 – 2/29 no class on 2/15 Great plays need to strike hard, fast, and powerfully, never letting an audience off the hook. Exploring both no-intermission and multi-act formats, this intensive introduces exciting techniques that help to quickly engage an audience, successfully build to a satisfying climax, and conclude so as to spark dialogue long after the curtain has fallen. By the end of class, students will have a strong outline as well as two to three fully written scenes.  They will leave ready and confident to complete a full draft.  No preparation is required.  All material will be developed and written in class.  Bringing an electronic device that can connect to the internet will be helpful so as…

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Intro to Risograph Printing

In this 4-hour introductory course, participants will learn the basics of risograph (riso) printing and will leave with an understanding of how to use this print technology to create zines, fliers, posters, or other printed matter. While this technology is not new, riso printing has recently become one of the most exciting developments in independent printing and publishing because of its cost-effectiveness for print runs between 25 and 1,000. Workshop participants will learn how to best maximize the many quirks of riso printing to achieve striking results. Participants are also encouraged to bring files of artwork that they’d like to print (files should be 100% grayscale, letter or tabloid size). For more information on riso printing and the modern riso resurgence, check out the riso wiki.…

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Memoir Writing: It happened to me and I’m here to tell it

Memoir, telling stories of how we made it through and what we learned, deeply connects us through the fabric of human experience. How do we mine our memories to create moments that illuminate, open hearts and minds, and pull readers into our world? In this workshop we will explore how to go about making specific events from our lives into intriguing, relatable, and solid memoirs. We will spend time exploring memoir samples, building a writers’ toolbox of skills such as scene writing, dialog, characterization, how to navigate the ladder of abstraction, and setting. We will also share work in a safe and constructive setting. Sundays,  January 26 – March 29, 2020 (10 class meetings) 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All classes meet at Literary Arts,…

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