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February Writer of Color Sunday Morning Workshop

Sunday, February 16, 2020
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205
Instructor: Emilly Prado

For writers of color at all levels

Searching for a space to create new work with fellow writers of color? This two-hour workshop meets once a month on Sundays. Writers can register for one or more sessions. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

Emilly Prado is an award-winning multimedia journalist. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been writing and photographing since she was a child though studied education, social work, and library sciences after high school. Using an intersectional feminist framework, her work typically focuses on stories of marginalized communities in a wide range of topics. Her writing has appeared in nearly two dozen publications such as NPR, The Oregonian, Marie Claire, Bitch Media, the Portland Mercury, Feministing, Remezcla, and Travel Oregon amongst others.

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado is a writer, community organizer, and the prose instructor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. When not writing or teaching, Emilly moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Her debut essay collection, Funeral for Flaca, was selected as #YosiBookClub summer reading pick and has been called, “Utterly vulnerable, bold, and unique,” by Ms. Magazine. Funeral for Flaca is out now with Future Tense Books.

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