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Fall 2020: Six-Month Short Story Intensive: Starting the Story Collection

This class is for experienced writers who are dedicated to starting the first draft of a story collection over the course of 6 months. We will have 22 class meetings between October and April, with a four-week break from mid-December to mid-January to focus on generating and revising our work. Participants should have experience writing stories and familiarity with the elements of literary short fiction including scene, character, conflict, place and revision. We will study individual stories by authors, read craft essays, and discuss several published collections and how the stories unite to form a book. This class is specifically designed for writers who are comfortable in a workshop setting. We will be giving and receiving feedback on works in progress at each of our…

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Fall 2020 Online: Drafting Collage

The collage or braided essay ​weaves different narrative and thought threads into personal writing to represent a non-linear path of thinking through complex and difficult topics.​ In Drafting Collage, we will deepen our understanding of this form by using revision techniques and workshop to deepen an essay that students want to write or have already begun. Outside reading assignments and in-class writing and revision exercises will nuance our understanding of the form and allow for some experimentation and writing play. Students will have an opportunity to get feedback on their drafts in an inspired, supportive workshop setting. October 25 – November 15, 2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (4 meetings) Online via Zoom Instructor: Wendy Noonan Wendy Noonan’s poetry has appeared in many journals,…

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Borders and Beginnings: Creation and Revision

This class will focus on what makes a beginning a kind of border, and how a border can build an urgent and intimate relationship with the reader. Our generative workshop will engage with writing and writing exercises built by queer and trans writers of color. We will consider what makes our examples of great and special beginnings memorable, necessary, and unique, and then critically workshop your own first words, sentences, and paragraphs to carve out new beginnings. Eventually, this work will lead us to cross borders of style, genre, and place. You will leave this class with: New prompts, ideas, and readings Feedback on your writing (whether new or brought) Goals for your beginnings Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to…

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October Origami Workshop: Umbrella & Mushroom

Come and fold with an IPRC member/volunteer & origami instructor/author, Yuki Martin on Zoom! For October, the models we’ll be folding include an umbrella and a mushroom— images below. All ages & skill levels are welcome. Register here, and zoom link will be sent on the day of the workshop. *Materials needed: Origami paper (6″x 6″) or **copy paper cut down to those dimensions. *Origami paper can be picked up at the IPRC. Coordinate with hquinn@iprc.org to pick origami paper up. **Square sheets can be cut down from regular copy paper, using one of the methods explained in this link: https://www.origami-resource-center.com/cut-a-square.html

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Mindful Planning: Bullet Journaling for Ease, Flow and Intention

Do you feel unorganized and overwhelmed with all the things you need to do? Use a bullet journal to bring mindfulness and intention into your days! The workshop will begin with a guided meditation on creating more ease and flow in your life. We then dive into the basics of bullet journaling so you can begin using yours right away. The workshop is co-taught by social media marketer, Liz Smith and holistic coach, Allison Kirley. They are both avid bullet journalers and love to share this transformative tool! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindful-planning-using-the-bullet-journal-for-ease-flow-and-intention-tickets-61382389379 This workshop does NOT include a journal. We recommend using the Leuchtturm1917. We get ours at Two Rivers Bookstore https://www.tworiversbooks.com/leuchtturm-1917-bullet-journal. *Note: The website is not right, says out of stock, so call in to…

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October Writer of Color Workshop

For BIPOC writers Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? 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 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. 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…

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Storytelling Intensive: Stories of Healing

This six-week intensive will help you master the art of live true personal storytelling. The workshop covers crafting stories with a five-part story arc, guiding a story using theme and tone, honing your delivery for a live audience, as well as a treasure trove of secrets to this satisfying art form. This particular intensive will dive into stories of healing. How do we talk about the events of our lives that truly shaped and transformed us, change how we saw ourselves, others, and the world? This class is appropriate for writers and performers wanting to go deep, those working with narrative in the healing arts, and anyone who feels the call to tell the story of their personal healing for radio or stage, or in…

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Writing with Constraints: Discover the Unexpected Working with Limits

Sometimes freedom is found within the boundaries of constraints. In this workshop, we are going to write to prompts, but with a twist. Each prompt will also come with some form of constraint or a series of constraints (i.e. write in the present tense, write only in second person, write the experience from end to beginning, etc.) We will be working towards a series of prose poems, or a lyric essay, or a personal essay, but all the while using some confinements that push us as writers to find new adventures in our writing. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access…

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Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Write A Book: Fiction & Creative Nonfiction IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Instructor: Michael Heald Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 Nine students maximum (ages 18+) Class meetings: 24 (8 per term) Cost: $825 *2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org *2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org October 7, 2020 – June 9, 2021 This workshop will consist of three eight-week terms. Writers currently working on memoirs, essay collections, novellas, novels, short story llections, oral histories, and long-form journalism are all strongly encouraged to apply. Hybrid forms welcome. Over the course of 24 sessions, writers will work towards a draft of a manuscript in a supportive workshop environment. We’ll explore non-linear solutions…

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Landscaping Memory

Taught by Artist in Residence Paulina Ramirez, Landscaping Memory is an intimate/collective workshop to remember home, and our memory landscapes. We will be working with collage and playlists that will allow us to map those memories that represent our identity and resistance. Participants who register by September 29th will be mailed collage materials. This is a workshop for Black, Indigenous, and Brown Immigrants, prioritizing people who moved away from their land to be here in the United States. This workshop is also open to individuals whose family members— parents, grandparents, great-grandparents— have been affected by leaving behind home, culture and language. Capacity: 15 Suggested donation: $10, no one turned away for lack of funds Register here In the event that this workshop sells out, we…

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