Teach for Literary Arts

Supporting working artists to teach their craft to writers of all ages.

Teach a Writing Class

We are always happy to hear from accomplished writers and experienced instructors who are interested in teaching at Literary Arts. When hiring teachers, we consider a combination of prior teaching experience, publication credits, potential demand for proposed course offerings, and active engagement in the literary world. We are especially interested in hearing from writers of color, Oregon Book Awards authors, and Literary Fellowship recipients.

Potential teachers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our current offerings.
Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day writing workshops for adults. Instructors should be knowledgeable about the craft of writing, have teaching experience, and some publishing credits. We are especially interested in receiving class proposals from writers of color, Oregon Book Awards authors and Oregon Literary Fellowships recipients who teach in the genres of fiction and nonfiction. Our teachers are contracted for individual classes.

Our classes are limited in size and focused on specific writing goals.

To apply to teach at Literary Arts, please familiarize yourself with our current class offerings. Then submit the following:

1-2 page CV, including publication history
a 1 page statement of your teaching philosophy
2-3 sample course descriptions (no more than a page each)

Please send materials in a single Word or PDF document via email to Susan Moore. Proposals for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 classes that are received by May 1, 2020, will receive the highest priority consideration.Contact susan@literary-arts.org or 503-227-2583 ext. 107 for more information.

Teach a Reader’s Seminar

Literary Arts is currently accepting proposals from instructors/guides for our Delve Readers Seminars for Summer and Fall 2020, and Winter 2021.

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Teach for Writers in the Schools

Our Writers in the Schools program hires published professional writers to teach creative writing to high school students. We are committed to building a roster of teaching artists that reflects the diversity of Multnomah County’s schools. This is a seasonal contractor position, and residencies take place during the school day. WITS provides an orientation prior to placement, as well as ongoing professional development.

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Volunteer for the College Essay Mentoring Project

Mentor high school juniors and seniors to brainstorm, edit, and craft personal statements for college applications. Learn more about how to get involved and volunteer.

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