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Honor Your Inner Child: Play with Craft & Style

January 18-20, 2022
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (three sessions)


This generative writing series designed for beginner and intermediate writers will welcome our inner children back into the present through poetry and story-telling. As adults, childlike joy, pleasure, and wonder can be elusive and yet we carry these parts with us all the time. Our inner 8-year-old, 12-year-old, and 17-year-old are just waiting for us to see them again, to sit with them as they dream about their future unbridled by the expectation of conformity, practicality, and duty. Inspired by mentor passages written from children and teen’s perspectives, we will practice imagery, diction, and characterization to develop setting, voice, and tone. We will explore themes of curiosity, passion, and courage as we revisit the stories our inner children want us to tell and remember what we may have thought we lost. Writers can expect to write three pieces over three 2-hour evening sessions, opportunities to share and receive praise for writing that sticks, and a class that supports play and experimentation with craft and style. All writers and all writing levels are welcome.

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 Delve registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for Delves 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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Honoring the Inner Child
$ 145.00
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Jacqueline Fitzgerald

Jacqueline Fitzgerald is a transformation coach, educator, and artist who centers healing, creativity, and embodied equity to cultivate collective belonging. After over a decade of experience as a teacher and facilitator in Portland area public schools, Jacque brings a trauma-informed, joyful, and loving approach to her values re-alignment work. Her writing has been published in The Oregonian, The Learning Network of the New York Times, and Beacon Magazine. Currently she is recording her debut album under the artist name Echo Onda.
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