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Get Writing: Unblocking Writer’s Block

August 22 - September 26, 2023, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (six sessions)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205


Sometimes we become so focused on productivity or “doing it right” that we stifle our creativity. In this class we’ll focus on one of the hardest parts of writing: writing.

Each week we’ll use new prompts and guided activities to inspire new creation. We’ll look at the work of writers we admire and ask: how’d they do that? As they say, writing is a muscle, and no matter what your experience level, you have to continually exercise that muscle and practice new tools to keep your writing nimble and moving.

Through a variety of prompts, we’ll create new work every week and practice tools for expanding existing projects and unblocking writer’s block.

Each week you’ll receive optional homework for how to keep creating in the days between our meetings. Prompted is meant to be fun, encouraging and generative. This class is designed for writers of all levels. Come write with us!

Course Takeaways
● Learn new tools for getting the writing juices flowing and getting words on the page
● Better understand the meaning behind your words
● Practice applying new tools to works in progress
● Develop or strengthen your regular writing practice
● Have community with other writers of all levels in a safe writing space

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. 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.

Liaison position
Every in-person class and seminar at Literary Arts has one liaison position. Liaisons perform specific duties for each class meeting. If you are a liaison for a class or seminar, the full amount of your tuition is covered by Literary Arts.

Apply here for the liaison position.


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Michelle Kicherer

Michelle Kicherer is an arts journalist, writing coach and instructor specializing in fiction and memoir. Michelle regularly interviews some of the world’s favorite writers and her work has been published in outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Michelle believes that there are no dumb questions in the classroom, only pretentious teachers.    
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