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Winter Poetry Festival

Portland’s second Winter Poetry Festival is a joyful gathering of poets and poetry lovers. Winter is a magical time where the beauty of language burns brightly in the darkness. The festival will feature a marketplace where you can support poets by buying from them directly, inspiring workshops for poets of all levels of experience, innovative performances and craft-talks from top-notch poets, a guest-screening from Seattle’s Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, and the “Poet’s Playground” an ephemeral pop-up of poetic challenges and collaborations. The Festival will be housed in the beautiful PNCA. ADA accessible. Centrally-located, near many major transit lines.

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Last Sunday Writing Workshops | Fall

drop in every last sunday of the month ! any writing level Includes: warm up / writing exercise / discussion

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The League of Exceptional Writers

In “Seeing Through Your Characters’ Eyes,” Cindy Baldwin, author of Where the Watermelons Grow, teaches how to use point of view to deepen the setting and relationships in your story. Hosted by Rosanne Parry, the League of Exceptional Writers is a monthly workshop where authors and illustrators share their knowledge with young people 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, December 14 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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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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Prompt Alumni Workshop with IPRC

This special workshop for Prompt alumni will feel like an expansion of one’s previous Prompt workshop experience. It’s “Prompt plus” in partnership with the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)! Participants will still generate new writing together and will also engage in expanded writing exercises and focused re-(vision) activities. The final two workshops will take place at the IPRC studio where participants will receive instruction on how to design and produce risograph prints of their own work. DATES: 10 Tuesdays, Oct 1 – Dec 10, 2019 (skip 11/26)* TIME: 6:30-8:30pm LOCATION: Write Around Portland, 133 SW 2nd Ave., #304, Downtown Portland (and IPRC, 318 SE Main St., #155, Portland for Dec 3 & Dec 10 sessions). FEE: $350 (payment plan available) includes snacks, studio time, additional…

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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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Drink and Write Tuesdays: Drop in Writer’s Workshop

Drop in between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and spend your happy hour writing. Hosted by Jeanne Faulkner who provides prompts, tips, coaching, and community. Your bring your computer and notebook, buy your drinks at the bar, and get started. $10 optional contribution to the host.

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Risograph Basics with Kate Bingaman-Burt & Outlet Assistants!

Welcome to the Risograph Basics, Collage Experimentation and Mark Making Extravaganza! Participants will take home and edition of 2-color 8.5×11 prints of your own design plus one print from all of the workshop participants (your own starter print collection!) REGISTER HERE! Come and get to know Outlet’s Barbara the Risograph and her sisters Lil’ Tina and Janet! Want to learn what Risograph printing is? Want to meet others who do too? Come and learn all about the basics of the Risograph in our two-color introduction workshop. The workshop will kick off with a Show & Tell of exactly what a Risograph can do with a printing demo, print and zine samples and a general exploration of how we can get the best results from this amazing printing machine.…

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CoCreate Art Collaboration

How would you like to make art while also making friends? Are you a painter? Writer? Musician? Generally creative person? Join us for some creative and collaborative fun at the IPRC on November 17th from 7-9PM! You and another artist will be paired together, given a one word prompt, and let loose to create whatever you want. Bring your musical instruments, paints, pencils, and computers because all creatives are welcome! There’s no skill level required, just imagination and enthusiasm. Spots are limited, so register here to book your spot! Questions or concerns? Email us at CoCreateOregon@gmail.com

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