Teacher Spotlight: Matthew Minicucci

Teacher Spotlight: Matthew Minicucci

Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015). His poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals including The Believer, The Gettysburg Review, Oregon Humanities, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review,…

Teacher Spotlight: Laura Lampton Scott

Teacher Spotlight: Laura Lampton Scott

Laura Lampton Scott’s work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House, The Guardian online, Electric Literature, Monkeybicycle, Okey-Panky, and No Tokens Journal. She has served as assistant and managing editor on books in the McSweeney’s Voice of Witness series, and she’s a MacDowell Colony fellow. Laura has taught fiction at the University of Montana,…

Teacher Spotlight: Kristina Tate

Teacher Spotlight: Kristina Tate

Kristina Tate is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. She has lived in Arizona, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe, New York City, Australia and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Narratively, Guernica, BOMB and others. She is currently working on a memoir and a novel. This winter, Kristina will be teaching Building a Scene. Here is…

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Serber

Teacher Spotlight: Natalie Serber

Natalie Serber is the author of the story collection Shout Her Lovely Name, a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a summer reading pick from O, the Oprah Magazine, and an Oregonian Top 10 Books of the Pacific Northwest and an Indie Next Pick. Her memoir, Community Chest, was published by Two Sylvias…

Teacher Spotlight: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Teacher Spotlight: Zulema Renee Summerfield

Zulema Renee Summerfield is the author of the novel Every Other Weekend. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Guernica and The Threepenny Review. Her first book, Everything Faces All Ways At Once, is available from Fourteen Hills Press. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she currently lives in Portland. Zulema will be teaching Elements of…

Teacher Spotlight: Suzy Vitello

Teacher Spotlight: Suzy Vitello

Suzy Vitello’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, Plazm, Tarpaulin Sky, various anthologies and other literary journals. She is an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient and the author of three young adult novels: The Moment Before; The Empress Chronicles, and The Keepsake. Suzy will be teaching Starting the Young Adult Novel this winter. Here is…

Teacher Spotlight: Jeremy Townley

Teacher Spotlight: Jeremy Townley

Jeremy Townley’s work has appeared in Collier’s, Harvard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review, and other magazines and journals. He has taught writing and literature at the University of Portland, Pacific University, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jeremy will be teaching Launching Stories this winter. Here’s more about the class. Q: Describe what happens in…

Literary Arts Is Accepting Proposals for Fall Writing Classes

Literary Arts Is Accepting Proposals for Fall Writing Classes

Literary Arts is currently accepting class proposals for writing classes from teachers for Spring 2019. The majority of Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 classes have been scheduled. Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day writing classes for adults. Instructors should be knowledgeable about the craft of writing,…

Generative Workshops with Neil Aitken

Generative Workshops with Neil Aitken

Neil Aitken is teaching several 3-hour generative workshops at Literary Arts on Saturdays from January through May. The first session is sold out, so we’d recommend registering for future classes soon! Click each class name for details and to register: February is “The Fire In The Mind: Creating Vivid Images.” March is “Little Machines of…

Writing Lyric Essays with Jennifer Denrow

Writing Lyric Essays with Jennifer Denrow

Jennifer Dunrow is teaching “Writing the Lyric Essay” this month at Literary Arts, which has sold out! Stay tuned for future classes with her, and get to know Denrow below in our brief Q&A: What inspired you to teach this class? The first time I facilitated this workshop, I was inspired by John D’Agata’s anthology,…