Loading Events
Events Category:

The Writers’ Gymnasium: The Writing Workout

July 23-August 13
Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (four sessions)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205
Instructor: David Ciminello

For writers at all levels

This class takes place online. Registered participants will receive information on how to access the Zoom meeting before the class starts.
How can we build a better writing practice? This prompt-driven generative workshop will give writers an opportunity to flex their literary muscles. Classes will provide an intimate, structured, and supportive time to broaden basic and complex writing skills. Through a series of experimental and innovative exercises we will explore the concepts of character, setting, plot and scene, as well as voice, form, and technique. Close attention will be paid to literary and poetic devices as we take a deep dive into the craft of prose writing. Supportive in-workshop sharing and feedback will be an integral part of the process. All genres welcome.

strong>SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available.

To apply for Scholarship positions, e-mail Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information, and the class you are interested in. Priority is given to students who have not taken classes with us before. Scholarships are awarded 1-2 weeks before the class begins.  All scholarships are subject to availability.

David Ciminello

David Ciminello is a Portland-based writer and educator. His fiction has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose CityUnderwater New YorkLuminaNailed Magazine, and in the podcast series Storytellers Telling Stories.  As a professional screenwriter, David has developed projects with Aaron Spelling Productions, All Girl Productions, Sony Pictures, HBO, and Twentieth Century Fox. His original screenplay, Bruno, appears on DVD as The Dress Code.
Read more