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SOLD OUT: Youth Workshop: Portal to an Alternate Universe

Saturday, November 14, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For grades 3-5.

Free: pre-registration required, donations accepted

Young writers will find an ordinary object, indoors or outdoors, that can magically transform into a portal to an altered universe! We’ll sketch it out and add descriptive words. Then we will use a guided visualization and literary models like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Wildwood to help create a scene. It can be Portland with a twist, or something entirely from a fantasy world. Prompts will be offered to help participants, if needed, such as: Imagine you found something through the portal that you desperately want to keep—but someone’s preventing your return. Participants are encouraged to share their sketches or photographs and scenes. Parents are welcome, but students can participate on their own. (Grades 3-5). Instructor: Alex Behr.

Register with “get tickets” button below. Add student name to notes section. Zoom workshop invite will be sent via email two days prior to event. Registration closes at 11:30 pm on Thursday, November 12, or until full. (UPDATE 11/10: This event is sold out. To learn about future workshops, please consider signing up for our Youth Programs mailing list. Thank you!)


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Alex Behr

Alex Behr is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. After receiving an MFA in creative writing from Portland State, she’s taught fiction and creative nonfiction at Portland high schools through Writers in the Schools residencies. Her writing has appeared in many online and print publications, including Bitch, Mutha, Propeller, Nailed, Salon, and Tin House. Her debut story collection, Planet Grim, was published in October 2017 (7.13 Books).
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