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Advanced Poetry Class with Carl Adamshick This Fall

Carl Adamshick will be offering an advanced poetry class at Literary Arts this fall.

Building Your Book: 
An Advanced Poetry Class with Carl Adamshick

Course Description from Carl: The class will discuss the twenty pages that make the core of your book. Discussions will be centered around your topics, themes and moods and what would enhance your book in style and breadth. Assignments and prompts will be derived from these conversations. Your book will be worked through and, like a poem, go through many ideas and drafts. And finally we will talk about what to do once your book is finished.

6 Saturdays 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27th – Saturday, December 1st


Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington, Portland


Class size:
a maximum of 9  students will be accepted into this class.

 If you have received an Oregon Literary Fellowship in poetry,  or are a previous Oregon Book Awards finalist or winner in poetry, you do not need to submit a writing sample to register.

All other participants must first submit a writing sample and be given permission before registering.

To register:

You can register here: https://literary-arts.org/box-office/
Writing Workshop registration is at the bottom of this linked page on our web site.
Please note: When you arrive at this link it will say “Registration by invite only”. Please contact Susan first for instructions on submitting a writing sample, unless you meet the guidelines as mentioned above.  Contact Susan Denning at susan@literary-arts.org for more information

About the instructor:
Carl Adamshick received  the 2012 Oregon Book Award for poetry for his first book, Curses and Wishes.  His poems and essays have appeared in Narrative, American Poetry Review, Tin House, The Harvard Review, and elsewhere.

Proceeds from this class support Oregon Book Awards & Literary Fellowships.

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