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Elements of Story

Saturdays, January 11–February 15
from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (six sessions)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205
for writers with some experience

This workshop is ideal for writers with an early draft of a story, an in-progress story that has stalled, or an idea for a story that hasn’t quite found its form. We’ll take in-depth looks at basic elements of craft, from plot and dialogue to point of view and voice, exploring ways to weave these elements into our own work. Each week, we will share our stories in a supportive, creative workshop setting, with an eye towards exploratory revision and eventual publication.

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.

Zulema Renee Summerfield

Zulema Renee Summerfield is a writer, educator, and creative coach. Her first novel, Every Other Weekend, was published by Little, Brown in the spring of 2018. She is also the author of Everything Faces All Ways at Once, a book of flash fiction and dreams available from Fourteen Hills Press. Her short fiction has been published in a number of literary journals, including Guernicaand The Threepenny Review. A MacDowell colony fellow, Zulema lives in Portland, Oregon.

Visit her online at zulemasummerfield.net.

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