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Make Art & Take Action: Youth Panel on Writing Creatively in Extraordinary Times

Sat, Nov 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm PST
Livestream at PDXBookFest.org
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Free

Three dynamic Oregon high school artists will perform their work and discuss their experiences at the intersections of writing and activism in 2020. Learn about their ideas for the future and what writing means to them right now. Brief Q&A with audience questions to follow. Moderated by novelist and Writers in the Schools Program Specialist, Jules Ohman. Featuring: Grace Matheny, Hera Wolfe, and Luz Zamora.


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Grace Matheny is a sophomore and an aspiring writer, who is currently a student at West Salem High School, after being homeschooled in a conservative community through middle school. When she is not writing, she can be found listening to K-Pop, attending ballet and modern dance classes, and reading. This is her first opportunity to share her writing on such a large scale.
Hera Wolfe is a young fiction writer who hopes to become a published author one day. She has a short story published in Ballpoint: A Literary Journal 2019, a collection of short writing pieces by writers from her school, Arts & Communication Magnet Academy.
Luz Zamora is a flute player along with being a student athlete and youth activist. She is a sophomore in high school in Woodburn, Oregon. Her essay “Many Years Ago and Today” was published in ‘Yes! Magazine” as an honorable mention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Jules Ohman

WITS Program Specialist

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Jules Ohman is a program specialist and writer for Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program. She co-founded the nonprofit Free Verse, which teaches creative writing in juvenile halls, and works as a grant writer. Jules writes novels, walks a lot, and lives with her partner in Portland. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana. Her debut novel, Body Grammar, is forthcoming from Vintage.
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