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Brian Benson

Brian Benson Oregon

Brian Benson is the author of Going Somewhere (Plume, 2014), and co-author, with Richard Brown, of This Is Not For You: An Activist’s Journey of Resistance and Resilience (OSU Press, March 2021). In addition to his work with Literary Arts, Brian teaches at the Attic Institute and facilitates free Write Around Portland workshops in schools, treatment centers and affordable housing. His short nonfiction has been published in EntropyThe Sun and Off Assignment. He is at work on his third book, a novel.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

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Saturday

Nov 10

Pop Up Events  

Pop-up: Why There Are Words PDX presents Brian Benson, Margaret Malone, & Jennifer Perrine

Local authors Brian Benson, Margaret Malone, and Jennifer Perrine join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Why There Are Words PDX.  This group is paired with Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt; found in the American Art on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art

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Tuesday

Jan 19

Youth Events   Free Events  

WITS Reading: Gresham High School

Writers in the Schools (WITS) has served public high school students with creative writing residencies in Portland, and more recently Gresham, since 1996. Published local writers collaborate with classroom teachers to lead an immersive semester-long workshop series designed to further class themes, curricula, and student interests. Each residency culminates with a public reading, ordinarily held

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Wednesday

Feb 3

Free Events  

One Page Wednesday: February

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 Natalie Serber. February's featured reader is Brian Benson. Register in advance for this event

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