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January Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

January Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm : ,

Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado For writers of color at all levels Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This…

Building a Writing Habit

Building a Writing Habit

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm : ,

January 5 – February 9, 2020 Sundays, 10 a.m. to noon (6 class meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Kristina Tate For writers at all levels Using The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron as a resource, this…

January Writer of Color Sunday Afternoon Workshop

January Writer of Color Sunday Afternoon Workshop

January 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm :

Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Emilly Prado For writers of color at all levels Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour…

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Winter 2020: Fear and Freedom In A Time of Distrust: Zadie Smith and Hunter S. Thompson

Winter 2020: Fear and Freedom In A Time of Distrust: Zadie Smith and Hunter S. Thompson

January 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm :

Mondays, January 6 – February 10, 2020 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (six sessions) Guide: Benjamin Ficklin Where have the gonzo journalists gone? Who is proudly owning the biases of their bylines? What use to a readership is a novelist turning…

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Delve Winter 2020: Family, Identity, and Womanhood in the work of Min Jin Lee

Delve Winter 2020: Family, Identity, and Womanhood in the work of Min Jin Lee

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm :

Wednesdays, January 8-February 19,2020 (no meeting January 15) 6:30-8:30 p.m. (six sessions) Guide: Hannah Kim This seminar is offered exclusively for people of color. Seminar participants will receive one complimentary admission to Literary Arts’ Portland Arts & Lectures event with…

Incite: January

Incite: January

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : ,

The theme for our first Incite of the decade is “The 20s.”   Join us for featured readings by Jessica Mehta, Joni Renee Whitworth, Kellie Richardson, and Dustin Hendrick, followed by a community discussion.     

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Delve: Historical Imagination and the Modern Turkish Novel

Delve: Historical Imagination and the Modern Turkish Novel

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm : ,

Thursdays, January 9 – February 13, 2020 6:30-8:30 p.m. (six sessions) Guide: Ülker Gökberk This Delve explores two pivotal examples of historical fiction in contemporary Turkish literature, Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi (2009) and…

Slamlandia: January

Slamlandia: January

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : ,

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come…

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Collisions: Short Story Workshop

Collisions: Short Story Workshop

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm :

January 14–February 18, 2020 Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. (six sessions) Instructor: Josha Nathan For writers at all levels In this fiction workshop, we will explore how to use all manner of combustible collisions, both small and large, as generative fuel. Have…

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WITS Student Reading: Benson High School

WITS Student Reading: Benson High School

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : ,

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Min Jin Lee (Sold Out)

2019/2020 Portland Arts & Lectures: Min Jin Lee (Sold Out)

January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm :

The series continues on January 15 with Min Jin Lee, whose latest novel, Pachinko, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017.

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DELVE: Women Write the West: Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx and Claire Vaye Watkins

DELVE: Women Write the West: Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx and Claire Vaye Watkins

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm :

Wednesdays, January 22- February 26, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m. (six sessions) Guide: Danielle Frandina In this seminar, we will explore the works of award-winning contemporary writers Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx, and Claire Vaye Watkins and how they confront, disrupt, challenge,…

WITS Student Reading: Grant High School

WITS Student Reading: Grant High School

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm : ,

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WITS Student Reading: Madison High School

WITS Student Reading: Madison High School

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm : ,

PDX JAZZ: Women in Jazz

PDX JAZZ: Women in Jazz

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm : ,

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Memoir Writing: It happened to me and I’m here to tell it

Memoir Writing: It happened to me and I’m here to tell it

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm :

Sundays,  January 26 – March 29, 2020 (10 class meetings) 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Natalie Serber For writers with some writing experience Memoir, telling stories of how we made…

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James X Preview

James X Preview

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm :

Corrib Theatre will give a sneak preview of their upcoming play James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, which plays February 13 – March 1, 2020 at New Expressive Works (corribtheatre.org) Plaintiff James X confronts the defendants, Church and State, for…

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Exploring the Lyric Essay

Exploring the Lyric Essay

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm : ,

February 2-23, 2020 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 class meetings) Meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Miranda Schmidt For writers at all levels Instructor: Miranda Schmidt Limited to 10 students A flexible, hybrid form, the lyric…

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