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,…

Novel Writing with M. Allen Cunningham

Novel Writing with M. Allen Cunningham

M. Allen Cunningham is teaching several classes at Literary Arts this month, specializing in beginning and plotting the novel. All of his classes are currently sold out, but stay tuned as we’ll likely add more in the future!  This piece, “To Know the Stone,” was originally published on Soul Shelter.  To Know the Stone Andy…

Write Poetic Personal Essays with Claudia Savage

Write Poetic Personal Essays with Claudia Savage

Claudia Savage is teaching “Poetic Personal Essays” this fall at Literary Arts, beginning October 12. Click here for full details and to register. Savage is half of the improvising sound-poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and the author of Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil). Her poems and interviews have been published in BOMB, Water-Stone Review, Denver Quarterly, Columbia, and elsewhere.…