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Nov 6

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Nov 7

Sunday

Nov 7

Portland Book Festival   Writing Class   Writing Classes  

The Art of the Novella

The novella has its own parameters, intricacies, and rewards. Together we’ll look at the novella’s histories, jewels, origins, and how its varying structures still feed into the overall design. Students can use this experience to either enhance their own novellas, or learn more about this fascinating literary form. Access Program We want our writing classes

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Monday

Nov 8

Portland Book Festival   Writing Class   Writing Classes  

Placefinding

This three-hour intensive will focus on the poetics of place: even as we all move through places familiar and altogether new to us, have perhaps lockdown-lingered in landscapes we might not have chosen for ourselves, we carry other places within us—places of belonging or alienation, constriction or drift; places rural or metropolitan, virtual, liminal, majestic,

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Tuesday

Nov 9

Tuesday

Nov 9

Portland Book Festival   Teaching   Writing Class  

Embodied Writing: High School Educator Class

We know how important sensory detail can be to writing, but after many months of teaching and learning online, it can be easy to feel disconnected from our bodies and our senses. In this class, we’ll combine writing prompts with embodiment practices—including trauma-informed yoga, mindful movement, meditation, and breathing—that help regulate stress and bring awareness

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Wednesday

Nov 10

Portland Book Festival   Writing Classes   Writing Class  

Creating Better Characters

This generative workshop will focus on the skills involved in creating and sustaining vibrant and complex characters. Through a series of in-workshop prompts and exercises participants will create and bring to life vivid characters. We will focus on physical description, internal life, setting, scene, action, and dialogue to round out and bring our creations to

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Wednesday

Nov 10

Thursday

Nov 11

Portland Book Festival   Writing Class   Writing Classes  

Writing the Complicated Self

There is a great temptation to airbrush ourselves on the page, to fill in the pockmarks of our flaws—and yet this leaves us not only less trustworthy, but less interesting. Students will explore how the contradictions in their personalities—the gaps between dirty laundry and grace—are the most interesting spaces for both readers and writers. Together,

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Nov 11

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Nov 11

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Nov 12

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Nov 13

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Nov 13

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Nov 13

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Nov 14

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