Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day online and in-person writing classes for adults. Instructors should be knowledgeable about the craft of writing, have teaching experience, and some publishing credits. We are especially interested in receiving class proposals from BIPOC writers, Oregon Book Awards authors, and Oregon Literary Fellowships recipients who teach in the genres of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Our teachers are contracted for individual classes.
We are currently accepting proposals for online and in-person classes for Summer 2023 (beginning after June 1st) and Fall 2023 (for classes beginning after August 15) Proposals are considered on a rolling basis; most summer classes will be scheduled by end of April, and most fall classes will be scheduled by end of July.
Our classes are limited in size and focused on specific writing goals. We strive to build a supportive community of writers that provides opportunities for students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests to participate in an enriching experience. We offer classes that allow students to achieve short term and long-term goals and deepen their writing practice. We value experimentation, making mistakes and learning from others as part of the artistic process.
To apply to teach at Literary Arts, please familiarize yourself with our current class offerings. Then submit the following:
- 1-2 page CV, including publication history
- a 1 page statement of your teaching philosophy
- 2-3 sample course descriptions (no more than a page each). Please indicate the proposed length of the class; we are especially interested in multi-week classes that meet for 4, 6, 8, or 10 weeks.
- Please send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to Susan Moore.
I believe that teaching is a world-making practice. I also understand it as part of my creative practice — teaching is part of my art-making. As such, I am committed to teaching in a way that is resolutely non-competitive, non-expert, open to dissent, and embraces constant change.Daniela Molnar, Literary Arts teacher
I have found my students to be fun, engaging, curious and sincere. Their questions and interest made sure that our class was constantly pushing the frontiers of innovation and fresh writing, offering me an opportunity to share my insights and support.Radhika Sharma, Literary Arts teacher