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          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Cathy Park Hong
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          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
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Saturday

Jan 29

Writing Classes   Winter 2022  

First Draft Fiction

This class is ideal for writers who have some experience of craft and would like to gain momentum on their manuscript (either a short story collection or a novel). Students will work on their fiction to create up to 70 additional pages for their manuscript and complete a close read of a work of fiction.

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Wednesday

Feb 9

Wednesday

Feb 9

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday – February

Here is an opportunity to share or listen to one page of work in progress from talented writers from everywhere. Come with a single page of work and sign up to read – or come to listen and prepare to be inspired! Hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres. This month's featured reader is Amy Baskin. Click here

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Thursday

Feb 17

Free Events  

Slamlandia

Recurring

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate

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Sunday

Feb 20

Tuesday

Feb 22

Writing Classes   Winter 2022  

Nature Writing Now: Intensive

What does it mean to write about nature now? We are living at a time of great ecological peril and promise, when some thinkers are questioning whether “nature” even exists. How to write about this complexity in authentic and evocative ways? How to convey both the beauty and the corruption of beauty? Together, we will

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Wednesday

Feb 23

Writing Classes   Winter 2022  

Poetry of Place

This class will focus on how poetry stems from, evokes, or creates place. A place can be imaginary, material, or a combination of the two; most often, it is the latter. You'll learn about contemporary and historical ecopoetics, a field that looks at how places are created by ecological, social, cultural, and political forces, and

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Saturday

Mar 19

Winter 2022   Writing Classes  

Creating Vibrant Characters

In this generative workshop, participants will read two books of fiction and complete several exercises designed to assist in developing engaging and vibrant characters. Writers of all levels are welcome to participate! Students will showcase a 15-page writing sample as a final project in this class. Required texts: Whereabouts: A novel by Jhumpa Lahiri The

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Saturday

Mar 19

Wednesday

Mar 30

Spring 2022   Writing Classes  

The Study and Practice of Autofiction

This course is for all levels of writers and readers; the only requirement is a desire to take a deep dive into the unique art of autofiction (autobiographical fiction). We will read and discuss excerpts from contemporary authors who write within the genre, such as Lucia Berlin, Tao Lin, Edouard Louis, Chris Kraus, Garth Greenwell,

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Tuesday

Apr 12

In-person   Spring 2022   Writing Classes  

Surrealist Games for Surreal Times

Surrealist games are practices for circumventing our rational, reasoning mind to unlock unconscious or seemingly irrational forms of creativity. By using play, surprise, chance, and collaboration, we’ll write in ways that tap into our dreams, our imagination, and our intuition—the extraordinary spaces that help us move through challenging times. This in-person class will introduce you

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Thursday

Apr 21

Monday

Apr 25

Thursday

May 12

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