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Continuing Delight: Approaching Joy

February 7-28, 2020 Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (four sessions)
online via Zoom


In 2020, Perrin offered a class with Literary Arts on writing about joy inspired by Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights. She’s back in 2023 with a “take two” on this rich subject inspired this time by Ross Gay’s most recent book, Inciting Joy. This is a generative writing class where most of our time will be spent writing to prompts; at the end of our time together, we will offer feedback to each other on our work. Participants will share a draft of a rough “lyric essay” by the final class.

Access Program
We want our writing classes and Delves to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class and Delve tuitions at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.


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Perrin Kerns

Perrin Kerns has been teaching creative writing for over 30 years.She currently teaches literature, creative writing and digital storytelling at Prescott College, Portland State University, Clark College, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, Fishtrap Writers Conference and Literary Arts. Her own creative work has taken her from lyric essay to digital storytelling to personal narrative documentaries based on her lyric essays. She won the Director’s Choice award for her documentary, “Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down’s Syndrome”, from the San Francisco Short's festival and Best Short Animation for her film about her miscarriage from the Oregon Independent Film Festival.
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