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Essay Intensive: Lyric and Personal

January 26 - March 16, 2021
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (eight sessions)
online via Zoom

In this eight-week intensive workshop, we will generate writing to prompts, finding our way into some lyric or personal essays. Participants will share drafts for focused feedback on specific craft issues and overall essay structure. The first four weeks will focus on one project, the second four weeks on another. Join this class to produce and workshop two essays and deepen your understanding of the essay form.

I’m a strong believer in writing together and the kind of alchemy that arises when a circle of writers gather to put the pen to paper. In any class with me, you will be doing generative writing in class, and sharing these fresh starts, then wandering off to revise. We will sprinkle seeds and see what grows. – Perrin Kerns

Access Program
We want our writing classes 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 registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate

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, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 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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