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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

Literary Arts announces the Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America will return on Saturday, November 9 to the Portland Art Museum and neighboring partner venues. 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. FESTIVAL PASSES GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 5 The 2019 Author Lineup will also be announced at this time. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive the latest news and information: https://literary-arts.org/enews Adult passes are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Paid admission includes a $5 book voucher redeemable…

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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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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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The Write to Heal Retreat

This is a rare opportunity to connect, share, create and constructively critique with other folks that can relate. Heal Write! Workshop Series and The Write to Heal Retreat is an open space that will inspire creatives to speak their truth to trauma. We intentionally design the environment to be safe, culturally competent, and collaborative. Registration is simple, space is limited. Participants in the The Heal Write! Workshop Series are eligible to recieve scholarships to attend The Write to Heal Retreat, November 1-3rd, 2019 in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.    We encourage writers of any genre, at any stage in their writing development to join an open space that inspires creatives to speak their truth to trauma.  There is no cost to attend the Heal Write! Workshop…

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WRITING & THE BODY: FALL, Oct. 10-13

This workshop is sold out – please use this link to sign up for the waitlist. Jennifer Pastiloff and Lidia Yuknavitch are now running their infamous workshop three times a year! Lucky for us since this workshop has been selling out a year in advance for awhile now. Jenn & Lidia are both renowned in their fields in their own right, and both of them are known for their inventive, non-traditional methods. Together they lead you to your most creative place by tapping into your body first, and then picking up the pen. But don’t worry! You do not have to be a published or experienced writer or yogi- we are looking for people who have heart. You have a desire to write? You have a body?…

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Melissa Febos – Written on the Body: Oct. 5-6

When: October 5th+6th, 2019:: 11:00am – 4:00pm Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 Cost: $450 Desire drives any story worth telling. One of the most notoriously difficult forms of desire to write is the sexual. As Audre Lorde wrote, “The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation.” To write scenes that remove sex from patriarchal structures means to (re)place them in the context of their inhabiting bodies and realities, to engage topics of identity, gender, family, politics, history, and, yes, the nature of love and longing. That is, writing about sex and sexuality is an exploration of our humanity. It is a craft issue. It is a…

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Fall 2019: Novel Writing Accountability

Prerequisites: • Previously enrolled in nine month novel intensive with Laura Lampton Scott or Gina Ochsner or • Previously enrolled in “Writing a Novel in 8 weeks” or • Instructor permission (email Susan at susan@literary-arts.org) for information) September 29,2019; October 27,2019; December 8,2019;January 26,2020; February 23,2020; March 29,2020; April 26,2020; May 17,2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (8 meetings) Instructor: Laura Lampton Scott This class meets once a month from September to May. This will be your monthly dose of accountability, inspiration, and honest airing of challenges we face when working on book-length work. Each writer will have the opportunity to workshop pages of their novel in progress. Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House and the Guardian online,…

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Good Juju Book Signing & Workshop w/ Najah Lightfoot

About the Book: Good Juju: Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul **Spiritual Rites, Spell Work, and Folk Practices to Enhance Your Well-Being and Personal Power** Learn to better express your spirituality and build up your magical practice with this book’s powerful spells, rituals, and tools. Designed to help you navigate whatever ups and downs life throws your way, Good Juju is your perfect choice for learning to embrace nature, the old ways, and the magick all around you. Using simple practices that don’t interfere with any religions, Good Juju helps you lay a foundation for daily ritual work. You’ll also learn how to craft mojos, create and work with altars, tune in to your intuition, and much more. Author Najah Lightfoot guides you…

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Paul Lisicky – On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Sept. 21-22

When: September 21-22, 2019:: 10:00am – 4:00pm Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 Cost: $450 What does it mean to to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2019? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be alive right now? We’ll think about those questions alongside all the matters of craft: voice, structure, focus, sonics, description, polarity, openings, closings. We’ll look closely at several short excerpts from outside work, generating new material inspired by those selections. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll work hard and make sure that play and seriousness share the same space. Paul Lisicky’s five…

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